Protestors gather outside a Target store in Ferguson
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."
Elsewhere, protestors were escorted out of Macy's.
Now in front of Macy's. #BlackoutBlackFriday #BoycottBlackFriday #Ferguson #MikeBrown— Faith Abubey (@ReporterFaith) November 28, 2014
The protests, which started Thanksgiving night, continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting inside.
The movement was discussed widely on social media, with #BoycottBlackFriday trending on Twitter. No arrests were made.
— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews) November 28, 2014
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.
— Mariah Randi Stewart (@MzzzMariah) November 28, 2014
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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