18 Jul, 2018 @ 15:30
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Spain’s three-day Amazon strike results in police clashes and arrests

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CLASHES and arrests have been made by the Spanish police during the Amazon three-day walkout.

Staff at Amazon, who have been striking over working conditions and pay near Madrid, witnessed tensions escalate after police in riot gear charged the strikers on the grounds they were blocking traffic.

According to Publico, one worker was hit in the face with a truncheon and lost a tooth as a result.

Onlookers at the scene captured some of the altercations, despite the police saying the protests were ‘peaceful.’

Alberto Rodriguez documented the scenes, with a video of police in riot gear detaining and leading away an alleged worker.

Accompanying the video was a photo of heavy blood-stained Amazon t-shirt.

The strikes have had an affect on ‘Prime Day’, an online one-day event where products are sold at discount prices.

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