Saturday, February 9, 2019

02/08/2019. Protest at Spheres

Insist on the highest standards of oppression to our families. I am an engineer at Amazon: 2017-present.

I stayed near of Amazon Spheres 9 am - noon. Got tripod in Goodwill and bungee cords. This helps a lot because it is really hard to hold banner on my neck for hours. Now I am prepared.
At noon, snow storm started. Then I finished picketing and got warm at Whole Foods.
Plan to return on Monday either earlier morning or afternoon.
What is great: another engineers approach me and ask the story behind the banner. Many of them are engineers. Everybody supports and nobody argues. I expected discussion but met understanding.
One guy told he worked 5 years as an engineer here and quit because it is enough oppression for him. But he said, my story means I am lucky and I did not suffer as much as others. That is because I don't know about the real horror in the fulfillment centers of Amazon.
Security of Amazon are friendly and polite. Nobody kicks me out because I am at public sidewalk and absolutely legal.

City of Seattle and local police ensured I don't need any permit for my protest because I don't block any driveway. I can stay here as much as I want, they said. First Amendment works well.

Next day of protest

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