Black Friday: Protests In Ferguson, Fights In Britain

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We check in on Black Friday around the country — and the world. In Ferguson, dozens of protesters interrupted holiday shopping to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the white officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, a black teenager. Demonstrations took place at a Target and multiple Wal-Mart stores in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, according to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests.

Black Friday sales have spread across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom, and so has the jostling for bargains. Police were called early Friday morning to help maintain security at some supermarkets and shopping outlets that offered deep discounts starting at midnight. Some of the worst problems were in the Manchester area in northwestern England where police were summoned to seven Tesco supermarkets after disturbances.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

This segment aired on November 28, 2014.


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