Ferguson protests at retail stores bring new meaning to Black Friday


Maybe, maybe not. Depends on whose account you believe.

What’s the point of protesting at retail stores?

Wouldn’t you want to protest at: city hall, police stations, GOP/Dem political events/rallies, etc.?

Unless it’s a store that has taken a political stance (eg, Chick-Fil-A, regarding a different issue), or has exhibited a pattern of discrimination in the past, I don’t see how retail stores are logical targets for protests.

Sometimes major social change requires getting the attention of the community at large. It’s easy for most people to ignore a protest that takes place at the local police station or political rally, less so to ignore a protest that impacts the local or national economy. Think of it as a variation on the idea of a General Strike.


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