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Ban Black Friday? French activists and lawmakers say "oui"

2019-11-29 09:11:31       source:CBS News

November 28, 2019

Dozens of French activists blocked an Amazon warehouse south of Paris in a Black Friday-inspired protest, amid increased opposition to the post-Thanksgiving sales phenomenon that has seen a group of French lawmakers push to ban it altogether.

Protesters from climate group Amis de la terre (Friends of the Earth) spread hay and old refrigerators and microwaves on the driveway leading to the warehouse in Bretigny-sur-Orge on Thursday. They held signs in front of the gates reading "Amazon: For the climate, for jobs, stop expansion, stop over-production!"

The activists were later dislodged by police. But more demonstrations are expected as Black Friday looms into view. French climate groups are planning "Block Friday" demonstrations Friday.

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