Amazon staff clash with police during three-day strike

Alberto Rodriguez/Twitter
PRIME SUSPECTS: Trade unions accused officers of attacking protestors.

A THREE-DAY strike by Amazon warehouse employees in Madrid has descended into violence.

Timed to coincide with the e-commerce giant’s Prime Day summer promotion, the industrial action saw police in riot gear charging picket lines on grounds they were blocking traffic, trade union officials said.

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At least two protesters were arrested during the rally over working conditions, with one demonstrator reportedly losing teeth after being hit in the face with a truncheon.

A photo shared on social media by Alberto Rodriguez, a member of Spain’s Congress of Deputies, appeared to show a blood-stained shirt outside the company’s warehouse in San Fernando de Henares.

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The image was captioned: “This is the respect that Amazon Spain has for its workers.”


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