Protesters set up guillotine directly in front of Jeff Bezos’ DC home to demand Amazon be abolished


A guillotine has been set up by protesters outside the Washington DC home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding the company he founded be abolished. 

A number of videos have been posted to social media that show an old fashioned piece of apparatus commonly used for beheading during the French Revolution.

A sign placed underneath read: ‘Support our poor communities. Not our wealthy men.’

The prop was erected on Sunday afternoon and a social media post invited people to head to the home near Dupont Circle.

Activists set up a guillotine outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s D.C. home

Videos posted to Twitter show protesters standing next to a guillotine

Videos posted to Twitter show protesters standing next to a guillotine

The stunt was publicized online as being held on Sunday between 4-8pm

The stunt was publicized online as being held on Sunday between 4-8pm

One video showed a woman holding a megaphone chanting a message: ‘When they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.’

Although the group that assembled outside was small, the stunt was publicized online as being held on Sunday between 4-8pm. 

Although Bezos’s main home is in Washington State close to Amazon’s global headquarters, the founder of one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world also occasionally lives in Manhattan and Washington D.C.

His Washington D.C. mansion, is a 27,000 sq ft property, worth $23 million and is the largest in the city according to the National Review. 

Bezos Washington D.C. mansion, a  27,000sq ft property, worth $23m, is the largest in the city

Bezos Washington D.C. mansion, a  27,000sq ft property, worth $23m, is the largest in the city

‘Amazon works directly with police to surveil us, stoking racist fears in the name of profit. Doubling down on their union-busting and mistreatment of workers, Amazon fired and racially slandered labor organizer Chris Smalls,’ a digital flyer circulated online read according to Fox News. ‘Join…

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