Posted on August 14, 2019

Protesters Target Amazon for Working with ICE

Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, August 12, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Amazon Books in Manhattan on Sunday, protesting the company’s involvement with ICE. The NYPD said 44 people were arrested on the second day of protests, CBS New York reports.

{snip} On Sunday, demonstrators shouted “never again” and “close the camps” in front of the midtown location of Amazon Books.

The demonstration was organized by local Jewish leaders, who say Amazon provides technology that helps ICE make detentions, CBS New York reports. Protest leaders say Amazon has contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. Previous reports have said Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing service, hosts databases for the federal government that enable authorities to track immigrants. {snip}