Activists of Extinction Rebellion Dijon organized an action this Saturday, November 27 to castigate “the many drifts and ecological impacts of Black Friday”.
Extinction Rebellion press release dated November 29, 2021:
Action against the BlackFriday at the Toison d’Or by Extinction Rebellion Dijon.
In the aftermath of BlackFriday, around twenty XR Dijon activists occupied the entrance to the To d’OR to denounce the abuses of this consumerist day.
This Saturday, November 27, members of the Dijon civil disobedience movement Extinction Rebellion occupied the first shopping center in Bourgogne Franche Comté with the aim of denouncing the numerous abuses and ecological impacts of Black Friday.
There were about twenty of them carrying a banner reading “Stop Blackfriday – Stop consumerism” or signs with the following messages:
130 billion clothes are bought per year.
70% of these clothes are not worn,
To make -30% the prices are increased before,
We want great market gardeners and not supermarkets.
The action took place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and was punctuated by engaged speeches and ecological activist songs.
As a reminder, each year millions of consumers and consumers buy a large number of products sold with significant reductions displayed on the occasion of Blackfriday. The activists recalled that several studies produced in particular by UFC que Choisir have shown that many of these reductions were false (https://www.quechoisir.org/actualite-black-friday-2021-des-fausses-promos-a -gogo-n96668 /) with price increase practices a few weeks before. They also underlined the ecological and climatic impact of purchasing products often coming from thousands of kilometers away and being manufactured under inhuman working conditions.
This event comes shortly after the failure of the COP26 and reminds us of how urgent it is to act as quickly as possible to change our lifestyles and consumption patterns.
If you are also interested in taking action, do not hesitate to join us by writing to us at: [email protected]
Love and Rage
The XR Dijon group