Mural painted outside Jeff Bezos' house in protest demanding more coronavirus safety for Amazon workers

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A  group of activists painted a mural outside the Washington, D.C., home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday to demand protections for workers at company facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The giant red, yellow and white painting features workers wearing protective masks above the phrase "Protect Amazon Workers" in the middle of a street, along with the hashtag "#ForUsNotAmazon."

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A Washington Post reporter at the site tweeted that police were present but kept their distance and that there was no "movement" seen from Bezos' home. The group of nine finished the mural in about an hour.

The tech giant has come under intense scrutiny from its own workforce in recent weeks over a lack of protective gear and health care amid the pandemic. Five employees were reportedly fired for speaking out about safety concerns in Amazon warehouses.

The company expects to spend more than $800 million on coronavirus measures in the first half of the year to purchase much-needed items like hand sanitizer, masks, thermometers, handwashing stations and additional janitorial teams, an Amazon spokesperson told Fox News.

"We’re also spending over $85 million redeploying team members from their typical roles to performing safety related tasks and audits at sites around the world like “social distancing ambassadors” to team members helping with temperature checks," the spokesperson said.

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Amazon contends they were let go for not following social distancing rules.

The company recently announced it will roll back unlimited time off for employees. It expanded paid leave under pressure and increased worker pay by $2 an hour through May 16.