Watch: Climate Change Activists Flood Black Friday Events
Climate Change thugs are back at it again. They’ve waged a war against every American holiday and now they’re after the shopping tradition ‘Black Friday’.
According to Fox News, protesters around the world disrupted Black Friday shopping in order to draw attention to climate change days before the United Nations met to discuss the issue in Madrid.
The retail holiday saw protests in a long list of countries — including France, Germany, the United States — with some activists entering stores and others holding mock funerals. Near Paris, climate demonstrators blocked a shopping mall and gathered in from of Amazon’s headquarters to protest over-production they say is killing the planet.
To many activists, Black Friday is the epitome of this shift, a purely commercial event designed to boost U.S. retailers ahead of the Christmas holidays, the symbol of capitalism run amok.
“We are living in a system of endless consumerism,” the group Extinction Rebellion NYC tweeted on Friday. “Earth cannot sustain that, especially as we accelerate towards climate and ecological catastrophe.”
The group posted photos and videos purportedly showing activists protesting the holiday.
Today we took over Water Tower Place and we shared our stories. On Black Friday business cannot operate as usual, we can’t continue to prioritize the profits of a greedy few over our communities. #BlackFridayForClimate #ClimateStrike #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/l9HY1U11nk
— Sunrise Chicago (@SunriseMvmtChi) November 29, 2019
To prove how serious they were about ‘-breaking up the norms, activists wandered aimlessly around stores with empty shopping carts just to prevent others from purchasing discounted items.
Remember the game Snake? Watch as empty shopping carts lines grow this #BlackFriday. What once was a childhood game is now an active meditation on the ravages over-consumption.
— Extinction Rebellion NYC 🌎 (@XR_NYC) November 29, 2019
The Sunrise Movement, a group that’s helped promote the Green New Deal, swarmed the large Water Tower Place shopping mall in Chicago.
In Washington, D.C., actress Jane Fonda led yet another protest as part of a series called “Fire Drill Fridays.” In a post retweeted by Fonda, the group cliamed that “38 people were arrested demanding food justice.” Activists also reportedly planned to hold a “Black Friday Funeral for the Future” on Capitol Hill in order to “eulogize and mourn all that has been lost and all that is threatened by the climate crisis.
It seems like activists are scraping the bottom of the barrel to argue the New Green Deal and climate change. I don’t personally get involved in Black Friday sales but for some, it’s a family tradition. For activists, it’s just another reason to get out and ‘fight the good fight’.
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