La Resistencia, an illegal immigrant-led far-left organization, staged a protest outside Amazon’s headquarters to demand that they stop selling facial recognition software to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
According to the group’s Facebook page, they are “a grassroots undocumented led movement that works to end the detention of immigrants and stop all deportations.”
"Nunca más." La consigna del pueblo Judío después del holocausto. La consigna de las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo en Buenos Aires, Argentina en protesta por los desaparecidos. Debe ser nuestra consigna ahora. https://t.co/xpaShQ6cSS
— LaResistenciaUSA (@ResisteUSA) July 16, 2019
On Monday, Amazon Prime Day, the group went to the Seattle headquarters to deliver a petition and hold their “NoTech4ICE” protest.
"Activists, immigrants & #Amazon employees demonstrated against the e-commerce giant on #PrimeDay, protesting against its labor practices and its involvement with US authorities’ deportation efforts." #NoTech4ICE #HearOurVoice @guardian @kari_paulhttps://t.co/MscRxUEiUj pic.twitter.com/GBA6WyrXro
— Fair Workweek LA (@FairWorkweekLA) July 16, 2019
— MPower Change (@MPower_Change) July 15, 2019
Protests against Amazon’s relationship with ICE continued on Tuesday with protesters in DC walking to one of Jeff Bezo’s homes and rallying outside.
— Kelly Trout (@kellyatrout) July 16, 2019
DMV community & activists led by @LaColectiVA703 marched to @JeffBezos' house this morning on the 2nd day of #PrimeDayAmazon to demand @Amazon cut ties with ICE. They delivered 275,000+ signatures despite guards blocking them from public sidewalk #AmazonVSImmigrants #NoTechforICE pic.twitter.com/pAy3SYkv2w
— MPower Change (@MPower_Change) July 16, 2019
A #NoTech4ICE rally began around 9:30 this morning outside DuPont Circle Station in DC. At least 40 protestors walked to Jeff Bezos’ home at 2320 S St NW and said they were protesting Amazon for providing software and cloud-hosting to contractors for US immigration authorities. pic.twitter.com/yCAAyXRfwG
— Hannah Denham (@hannah_denham1) July 16, 2019
La Resistencia recently made excuses for armed Antifa member Willem Van Spronsen’s shooting by police as he attempted arson outside an ICE facility.
“This death results from the federal government’s unresponsiveness to the anger and despair people feel at the horrors unfolding both at the border and in the interior, and from the inability of officers to de-escalate rather than shooting to kill,” the group said in a statement.