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Black Friday Continues Streak Of Ferguson Wal-Mart Protests

Protestors marched into St. Louis area Wal-Marts late Thursday and early morning Friday to boycott the retailer and protest for Michael Brown.

By Erik Shute | November 28, 2014

Protesters around St. Louis, Missouri used retailers’ favorite holiday to stage a boycott.

Nat sound: Chanting

Starting late Thursday and moving into Black Friday, dozens of protesters carried their call to action inside the doors of area Wal-Marts and a few other stores. The Wal-Mart in Ferguson, Missouri remained permanently closed throughout the night according to ABC news. (Video via CBS)

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The crowds also urged buyers to stage an economic boycott at the store.  Sales at some Wal-Marts were postponed temporarily.  Others stood vocal on social media inspiring #BlackOutFriday, #HandsUpDontSpend and #BrownFriday to spread the message.

According to several local outlets, police kept watch at Wal-Marts and a few asked the protesters to leave. But all report authorities made no immediate arrests and the protests remained civil.

Wal-Mart has become somewhat of an unsolicited staging area for protests fueled by Brown's death.  In October, an organized day called “Moral Monday” forced three St. Louis area Wal-marts to close after protesters refused to leave the big box retailer. (Video via NBC)

Friday's Ferguson protests added insult to injury so to speak for Wal-Mart.  Its own workforce planned nationwide protests for Friday to call for higher wages.  Wal-Mart has not made any official comment as of Friday morning.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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