Extinction Rebellion activists target Amazon distribution centre in Tilbury

CLIMATE change activists have blocked Amazon distribution centres in the UK on Black Friday, the retail giant’s busiest day of the year.

Members of Extinction Rebellion have targeted 13 sites in the UK, including its distribution centre in Tilbury.

It said it was to draw attention to alleged exploitation of Amazon workers and wasteful business practices.

The campaign group said it was blocking multiple entrances using bamboo structures, lock-ons, and banners and planned to stay for at least 48 hours.

However, a number of the blockades have been cleared.

A spokesman said: “The action is intended 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.”

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