A lots of people have rallied in different French towns and cities on Saturday, to protest the call by anti-capitalist and environmental groups against Amazon in the country.
Amazon, the US e-commerce giant plans to set up a 38,000-square-metre (400,000-square-feet) warehouse in a small southern town of Fournes near Pont-du-Gard, a World Heritage site.
More than 1,000 people were seen at the rally site, planting shrubs in front of huge banners with inscriptions like “Stop Amazon”, “Not here or anywhere.”
A citizen known as “Rapheal Pradeau”, said it’s been two years the France citizens have been fighting against building a giant warehouse in Fournes and its surroundings.
He also said the people fighting against the amazon project are more than hundred and they can mobilize a lot of people to stop the project.
Sarah Latour, F, 38, came with her two sons aged 8 and 6, who planted a shrub in waste ground, where vines had once grown.
She said the shrubs that she plant today are a symbol of life that contrasts with the concretisation that Amazon practices.
“I came with my children because I don’t want this destructive model for them.”
About 200 people also rallied outside an Amazon facility in Carquefou, a suburb of the western city of Nantes, organisers said.
“We condemn Amazon for destroying more jobs than they create,” said Sophie Jallier, a spokeswoman for the organisers in Carquefou.
Other protests were reported in the eastern towns of Ensisheim and Augny.