FRENCH PROTESTERS DEMAND AN END TO E-COMMERCE GIANT AMAZON'S EXPANSION PROJECT


31/01/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Hundreds of people in France who describe themselves as environmentalists, anti-capitalist, and anti-globalization have protested against a plan by Amazon, the world's largest online shopping website of United States origin, to establish facilities in the town of Fournes, near Pont-du-Gard in the south of the country.

The facility, which is said to allow Amazon to increase its operations in France, is aimed at establishing an area of 38,000 square meters in the World Heritage town of Fournes.

About 1,000 people gathered in many cities and towns in the country, called by environmental organizations, protesting the plan with banners reading "Stop the Amazon," "Not just here, but everywhere."

Protesters forming a human chain carried colorful balloons of height representing the average height of the building in an attempt to oppose the facility, which is scheduled to be 5 stories high.

"Fournes and the surrounding citizens have been fighting against the establishment of this giant Amazon depot for two years," Raphael Pradeau, France spokesman for the international environmental organization Attac, said.


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