Protests against Amazon expansion in France

An activist holding cut outs depicting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in front of a banner reading ‘Stop Amazon’, during a demonstration on the site where the online retailer plans to build a warehouse, in Fournes, France yesterday. – AFP pic, January 31, 2021.

HUNDREDS rallied in several French towns yesterday in protests against Amazon called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups, including at one site where the US e-commerce giant plans a massive warehouse.

Amazon plans to set up a 38,000 sq m facility in the small southern town of Fournes near the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct bridge that is a world heritage site.

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