Hundreds of people took part in several French towns and cities on Saturday in protests against “Amazon”, called by anti-capitalist and environmentalist groups.
And “Amazon” plans to set up a warehouse of 38 thousand square meters in the small town of Furness in the south of the country near Pont de Garde, a World Heritage site.
Between 800 and 1,000 people gathered at the site where the e-commerce giant was planning to set up a huge warehouse for its goods, and planted bushes in front of huge banners reading “Stop Amazon” and “Not Here or Anywhere.”
They formed a human chain to show the scale of the project, and also launched multi-colored balloons at a height of 18 meters to indicate the height of the planned facility from five floors.
“The residents of Forni and the surrounding areas have fought for two years against the construction of a giant warehouse for” Amazon “, said a spokesman for the group” Attack “Raphael Prado.
He continued, “At the beginning, they were somewhat alone against everyone, but they succeeded in stopping the project thanks to their resort to the law.”
He added, “We want to show that these are not small isolated battles and that we can mobilize hundreds of people who are ready to return to stop work.”
According to separate reports, other protests were held in the eastern towns of Inesheim and Ogni.
And “Amazon France” issued a statement saying that it “has become a target of some organizations that want to highlight the issues they represent.”
She explained that more than 11,000 French entrepreneurs relied on “Amazon” to develop their activities and secure job opportunities, and that the company employed 9,300 people with competitive salaries and excellent opportunities.