Protesters Threaten Amazon Founder's Life With Twisted Display
Protesters are now going after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as they feel that he is aiding the police and fired Chris Smalls for trying to create a union. They seem to think Amazon unjustly fired Smalls and should be held accountable for it. So instead of just the normal protest with signs and angry chants, these protesters took it a step further by putting a guillotine in front of Bezos's home.
"Protesters have set up a guillotine outside a Washington, D.C. complex where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purportedly resides, according to reports.
Several videos circulated on social media showing what resembled the apparatus known for beheading executions during the French Revolution in a residential area of the nation’s capital. A sign read: “Support our poor communities. Not our wealthy men.”
It was not immediately clear if Bezos was in D.C. this weekend, his primary residence is in Washington state..."
"A digital flyer circulated online, titled “Abolish the present. Reconstruct our future,” named his D.C. complex and advertised an event there Sunday evening from 4-8 p.m.
“Amazon works directly with the police to surveil us, stoking racist fears in the name of profit. Doubling down on their union-busting and mistreatment of workers, Amazon fired and racially slandered labor organizer Chris Smalls,” the message claimed. “Join us to tell Jeff Bezos enough is enough!”
“END THE ABUSE AND PROFITEERING. ABOLISH THE POLICE, THE PRISONS, AND AMAZON,” it concludes."
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DC protester says: “when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” In front of a guillotine set up in front of Jeff Bezos complex in DC pic.twitter.com/synjRwgD1H
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) June 28, 2020
Chris Smalls was protesting over working conditions during the pandemic and made claims about the lack of safety in Amazon's warehouse.
Amazon claims that there were no issues and that they fired Smalls for refusing to abide by safety regulations.
"These accusations are simply unfounded," an Amazon spokesperson said in response to the letter. "Nothing is more important than the safety of our teams."
The spokesperson added that Amazon has "implemented a broad suite of new benefits changes for employees in our operations and logistics network throughout this unprecedented pandemic" including an additional $2 for hourly pay, double-overtime pay, and two weeks of paid time-off for employees who self-quarantine."
But regardless of whether Smalls was right or wrong setting up a guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos's house is uncalled for. He is not a monarch or leader of a country, He is just the founder of Amazon and has more money than many countries do.