May 21, 2021

Amazon shuts US construction site as nooses found

Amazon has shut down construction of a new US warehouse after seven nooses were found on-site in the last month. Construction has been stopped at the Windsor, Connecticut site until security measures have been put in place. "Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said:"We continue to be deeply disturbed by the incidents happening at the construction site in Windsor and have ordered it's shut down until necessary security measures can be put in place. Windsor Police said in a statement that the first noose was founded hanging from a steel beam within the building on 27 April, before five more ropes "That could be interpreted as nooses" were found on several different floors two days later. Hundreds of construction workers employed by a number of different companies were working on the site, which meant the police have limited information, the statement said.

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