Demonstrators with the For Us, Not Amazon coalition protested in front of Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos’ home in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood Tuesday morning.
The group demanded that Amazon Web Services stop selling technology to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and chanted “No tech for ICE.” They also protested working conditions in Amazon warehouses, HQ2-related housing issues and Bezos’ general wealth.
This was just one of several protests across the U.S., and at Amazon warehouses around the world, that coincided with the company’s two-day Prime Day sale. It also wasn’t the only march to a Bezos home. Another demonstration also targeted his Manhattan residence.
Per a company spokesperson, regarding ICE, Amazon has repeatedly said that both tech firms and governments “need to use existing and new technology responsibly and lawfully.”
“There is clearly a need for more clarity from governments on what is acceptable use of AI and ramifications for its misuse, and we’ve…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.