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"Block Friday": eco-activists protest at a shopping mall and an Amazon warehouse


Dozens of activists from Youth for Climate and Extinction Rebellion (XR) block one of the entrances to the 'Les Quatre Temps' shopping centre in Paris' business district of La Défense to denounce the climatic consequences of over-consumption. Other environmental activists targeted Global e-commerce giant Amazon.

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