Extinction Rebellion Blocks Amazon Depots in Parts of UK on Black Friday Prompting Travel Chaos
XR said that their goal is "to draw attention to Amazon's exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers' rights in the name of company profits, as well as the wastefulness of Black Friday".
❗️❕Breaking ❕❗️Amazon Milton Keynes blocked by Bedford and Northants rebels in solidarity with #MakeAmazonPay strikers and Climate Activists everywhere. #MakeAmazonPay #AmazonCrime #ExtinctionRebellion#InfiniteGrowthFinitePlanet@MidlandsXR @XRebellionUK pic.twitter.com/fkfFLlQE6G— XR Northampton 👞 (@XRNorthampton) November 26, 2021
It’s cold and windy but we remain steadfast and sure that we are doing the right thing. Amazon is ruining lives, livelihoods and environment through exploitation and greed. Lots of support from locals here in MK 💚🙏🏽🌍 #MakeAmazonPay @MidlandsXR pic.twitter.com/utBb3gdpfu— XR Northampton 👞 (@XRNorthampton) November 26, 2021
Breaking: @ExtinctionR have blockaded 13 Amazon fulfilment centres, stopping lorries from going in or out on #BlackFriday.— Rachael Venables (@rachaelvenables) November 26, 2021
Here in Tilbury they’ve used concrete lock-ons, bamboo structures and a lorry to block access. They plan to stay for 48 hours. @LBC pic.twitter.com/qVU4uf3zr9
The developments came as The Scotsman cited an XR spokesperson as saying that "not only does Amazon's business emit more carbon emissions than a country the size of Denmark, but it is actively helping fossil fuel companies such as Shell, Exxon, and BP to drill for more oil via its Amazon Web Services".