WATCH: Extinction Rebellion block Amazon warehouse

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021 - Credit: Terry Harris

Extinction Rebellion protestors are blocking the entry to the Amazon site in Peterborough.  

They have erected a make shift barricade and the protest is causing traffic delays into the city along the A605 from Whittlesey.  

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. - Credit: Terry Harris

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. - Credit: Terry Harris

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021 - Credit: Terry Harris

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. - Credit: Terry Harris

It is part of a nationwide campaign today, Black Friday, targeting Amazon centres in different parts of the country.  

A statement from Extinction Rebellion, Peterborough, says their protest “coincides with Amazon workers international strike due pay and conditions”. 

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. - Credit: Terry Harris


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Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris

Urging others to join them, the Peterborough group says they aim “to disrupt up to 50 per cent of Amazon's Black Friday deliveries”. 


Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to t

Peterborough’s Amazon is closed as Police and XR (Extinction Rebellion) close roads and access to the distribution centre. Stanground, Peterborough Friday 26 November 2021. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris

The group adds: “It's cold out there and the rebels locked on and hanging from structures need your support” 

The Peterborough depot is in Flaxley Road on Kingston Park.

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A spokesperson for Amazon said:  “At Amazon, we take our responsibilities very seriously.

"That includes our commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040 - 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement - providing excellent pay and benefits in a safe and modern work environment, and supporting the tens of thousands of British small businesses who sell on our store.

"We know there is always more to do, and we’ll continue to invent and invest on behalf of our employees, customers, small businesses and communities in the UK.

"We’re proud to have invested £32bn in the UK since 2010, creating 10,000 new permanent jobs across the country this year alone, and generating a total UK tax contribution of £1.55bn in 2020.” 

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