Protesters Storm NYC Amazon Bookstore Over New Long Island City Headquarters

Dozens of protesters stormed an Amazon Books store on 34th Street in Manhattan on Cyber Monday, protesting the company’s choice to establish a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Video of the protest, tweeted by PIX11 reporter Cristian Benavides, shows people streaming into the store chanting, “G-T-F-O, Amazon has got to go!” This protest comes as part of a larger backlash against the company’s planned Queens headquarters, which advocates believe will hike up prices in adjacent neighborhoods and make transportation worse in a city already infamous for its crumbling subway system.