Arrests after Extinction Rebellion protestors block road outside Amazon near Manchester Airport

Protestors blocking a road outside of the Amazon warehouse. Credit: XR UK

Four people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion protestors blocked a road near Manchester Airport.

The 'Black Friday' blockade outside an Amazon warehouse in Alrincham was part of an international action by Extinction Rebellion targeting 15 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands aimed at highlighting Amazon’s “crimes”. 

The group blocked the road using bamboo structures, lock-ons, and banners with the words ‘Make Amazon pay’ and ‘Infinite growth, finite planet’ on them. They say they intend to stay for at least 48 hours.

Two men and two women were arrested on suspicion of public nuisance at the site.

Greater Manchester Police said: "The protest has since concluded and Sun Bank Lane has reopened."