Several dozen people gathered Friday morning in front of the French headquarters of Amazon in Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine), a suburb of Paris, to denounce the Black Friday overconsumption and its ecological consequences, have found AFP journalists.
Gathered especially at the call of Attac and Greenpeace for this action presented as "non-violent and joyous" the protesters unfolded banners hostile to the online trading giant before sitting in front of the company headquarters cries of : "We say stop at Black Friday and his impunity!".
"Today Amazon has the greenhouse gas emissions of a state," denounced locally Jean-Francois Julliard, director of Greenpeace France. "We need more than ever actions of civil disobedience because Amazon is a symbol of impunity", including tax, said the MEP LFI Manon Aubry, present alongside him as the MP LFI Clémentine Autain.
Thursday dozens of activists of environmental movements had briefly blocked an Amazon distribution center in the Paris region to also denounce the environmental damage related to overconsumption.
They had been dislodged after about two hours of action by the police, who did not use tear gas. Eight people were arrested for "obstructing traffic", police said.
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