Ferguson protests at retail stores bring new meaning to Black Friday


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


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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.


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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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