posted at 02:50
Author: Blathnaid Healy
Protestors at several Ferguson stores call for Black Friday boycott
Protesters went to Walmart and Target stores in Ferguson, and surrounding areas in Missouri, late Thursday calling for a boycott against Black Friday. The group, which was protesting a grand jury's verdict not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, managed to get into some stores, but police guarded the entrances to others. This video show's protestors outside a Walmart shouting the refrain "Shut it down." Protesters also sang "Back away from the Walmart, back away." The protests, which started Thanksgiving night, continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting inside. According to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests, demonstrations occurred at a Walmart and Target in Brentwood, two Walmarts in St. Charles and one Walmart in Manchester. In the suburb of Ferguson, where Brown was shot on Aug. 9, there were no visible protests as the National Guard patrolled the area.

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