Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked Amazon depots in Black Friday protests

Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked Amazon depots in Black Friday protests causing driver delays in parts of the UK.

It said that it is blockading a fulfilment centre in Dartford, Kent, and 13 sites across the UK.

Police are tackling protests at an Amazon warehouse in Tilbury, Essex, where disruption is expected to continue over the coming hours.

Essex Police tweeted: "We're dealing with a protest outside an Amazon warehouse in Windrush Road, #Tilbury and engaging with people at the scene to ensure it remains safe.

"However, we expect the disruption to run into the morning rush hours and we're asking motorists to take some delays into account."

The protest group claims it has targeted Amazon as it holds it "responsible" for environmental damage.

XR South East UK tweeted: "ExtinctionRebellion blockade #AMAZON fulfilment centres across the UK and Europe on #BlackFriday holding them responsible for the damage they do to #PeopleAndPlanet. #InfiniteGrowthFinitePlanet."

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