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Protests, Curfews May Delay Amazon Deliveries

Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Amazon online customers in Pasadena who are waiting for delivery of their orders may face delays.

The e-commerce company said it is limiting deliveries and shifting routes in some cities where protests have continued over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who died in police custody. 

In a statement, Amazon said it is making adjustments in delivery schedules in several U.S. cities with curfew declarations to keep their employees safe.  

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees and partners,” Rena Lunak, Amazon Delivery Services spokesperson, said. “We are monitoring the situation closely and have adjusted routes or scaled back typical delivery operations in the affected areas to ensure the safety of our teams.” 

Lunak added that Amazon may continue to make deliveries after curfew in areas where it is safe and is allowed to do so.

At least 140 cities across the US, including Pasadena, had seen daily protests since the incident, according to a New York Times report. 

On Tuesday evening, a caravan of cars made its way through the streets of Pasadena as part of a peaceful protest related to George Floyd’s death in the hands of Minneapolis police officers. The procession ended at Pasadena City Hall where speakers made a call for equality and justice. 

The protest went well beyond the 6 p.m. curfew, the report said. 

On Sunday, demonstrators marched through Pasadena to Old Pasadena, with police responding to some run-ins with motorists.  Nearly a hundred protesters met in Pintoresca Park in Northwest Pasadena, and marched south down Fair Oaks toward Old Pasadena. At some points, the marchers marched in the northbound lanes.

When they reached the intersection of Fair Oaks and Orange Grove, the marchers formed a square, blocking the intersection.

The marchers eventually converged at Pintoresca Park, with Pasadena police officers on motorcycles blocking off intersections to motorists to protect the marchers. Later on, some of the protesters headed toward City Hall for a church-sponsored candlelight vigil.

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