Local weather activists have staged a protest outdoors the Finance Ministry in Paris, piling up supply packing containers and unfurling large banners to display their opposition to Amazon’s growth in France.
On Friday, activists from three teams – ANV-COP 21, Attac, and Amis de la Terre – gathered in central Paris to protest in opposition to Amazon, its impression on local weather change, and its erosion of French values.
Activists erected a wall of cardboard packing containers lined in slogans calling on the federal government to stop Amazon from constructing new warehouses, and unfurled a banner over the Finance Ministry saying “change of proprietor.”
The banner was emblazoned with the faces of President Emmanuel Macron and Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, whereas packing containers bore the message “Macron, Amazon’s associate in crime.”
The demonstration comes as the net procuring large launched a delayed Black Friday gross sales drive in France.
“Amazon is destroying jobs and local weather in France. It plans to massively develop in France, with dozens of warehouses already constructed and extra to come back. We demand a freeze [on building more],” Sandy Olivar Calvo, a spokeswoman for ANV-COP21, instructed Reuters.
ANV-COP21 claims that the French authorities has been complicit in Amazon’s progress there, and argue that the e-commerce large destroys six instances as many roles because it creates and constructed 14 new French warehouses in 2019, contributing to the urbanization of farmland and lack of biodiversity.
Campaigners additionally declare that the corporate is at odds with the French custom of getting smaller native shops, and represents mass client tradition.
In November, Amazon delayed its Black Friday sale after Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire referred to as on supermarkets and on-line retailers to postpone their much-anticipated seasonal provides in an try to present enterprise again to struggling shopkeepers rising from France’s second lockdown.
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