Dozens of members of Jewish group teams protesting Amazon’s cloud computing contracts and different work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been arrested at an Amazon Books retailer in New York on Sunday.
As much as 1,000 demonstrators shut down the Amazon Books retailer in midtown Manhattan to demand the tech big cease offering providers to ICE and to learn aloud the phrases of detained immigrant households — in addition to to learn from Eicha, often called the Guide of Lamentations within the Hebrew Bible.
The demonstration was held on Tisha B’Av, which is a standard day of mourning atrocities in Judaism, as a technique to “mourn the lives Amazon has helped ICE destroy,” based on Jews for Racial & Financial Justice. Greater than two dozen immigrants have died in ICE custody through the Trump administration, based on Human Rights Watch.
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In keeping with accounts posted on-line by the organizations, which included Jews for Racial & Financial Justice and Make the Street New York, about 40 protestors have been arrested by the New York Police Division.
Accounts posted to Twitter by the group organizations that used the hashtags #NeverAgainIsNow and #JewsAgainstICE present members marching to the placement, occupying the shop, sitting and praying and singing songs in Hebrew.
“We won’t keep silent whereas Amazon collaborates with ICE the way in which IBM collaborated with the Nazis,” the group Jews for Racial & Financial Justice stated by way of Twitter. “We’ll do what we want others had finished for us: SHUT IT DOWN.”
In some unspecified time in the future, the NYPD entered the shop as a way to take away the demonstrators. In the meantime, a crowd of a number of hundred had fashioned exterior the shop.
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