Protesters build guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos’s house after his wealth hits $200B

Protesters build guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos’s house after his wealth hits $200B
Jeff Bezos in an interview with David Rubenstein (The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-peer conversations), Sep 2018. Bloomberg video, YouTube

[Ed. – As long as they don’t use symbols that can be mistaken as little bullseyes, they pass the  civility smell test.]

Protesters on Thursday responded to a report that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the first man to be worth $200 billion by building a guillotine in front of his Washington house.

The protest, organized to demand a $30 minimum wage for Amazon workers, attracted about 100 people, led by former Amazon employee Chris Smalls. Smalls, who has protested Bezos before, gestured at the billionaire’s house and decried his record-setting wealth.

“Give a good reason why we don’t deserve a $30 minimum wage when this man makes $4,000 a second,” he said.

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Smalls told his own story of employment at Amazon, saying the company had not responded adequately to the coronavirus pandemic. Smalls said he worked long hours without adequate pay and that he saw other people come in for work who were infected with the coronavirus.

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