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December 15, 2018

Amazon’s Manhattan outpost ‘prime’ target for Cyber Monday protesters

November 26, 2018
In this Aug. 19, 2018, photo an Amazon Prime truck travels south on Interstate 35 in Waco, Texas. (Irwin Thompson/The Dallas Morning News via AP) (Irwin Thompson / AP)

Dozens of demonstrators flooded a brick-and-mortar Amazon storefront in Midtown Monday to protest the online retailer’s recent deal to bring a new headquarters to the Queens waterfront.

Chanting “GTFO — Amazon has got to go,” the protesters marched into the 34th Street outpost and filled up the store.




The protest — apparently timed to coincide with Cyber Monday holiday sales — comes less than two weeks after the company announced plans to locate a second headquarters in Long Island City.

The deal includes billions in dollars of perks and tax incentives to attract Amazon, which is valued at approximately $1 trillion. Aside from its Seattle HQ, the trillion-dollar company is planning to build new headquarters in both the city and in Northern Virginia.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have both weathered criticism for signing off on the deal

Protesters entering the Amazon store Monday could be seen carrying New York Communities for Change placards on video posted to Twitter.

On its website, the group describes its mission as resisting “fascist and racist policies that affect our most vulnerable communities.”

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