Protesters target Black Friday
Tgrand jury took a decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Despite pleas from the family and President Obama himself for any protest to remain peaceful and “within the rule of law”, protestors took to the streets of Ferguson burning shops and looting. And ahead of here has been no peace in Ferguson Missouri ever since a Friday’s Black Friday sales in the US things reportedly got worse.
Protesters in Ferguson apparently started targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers Thursday night into the wee hours of Friday morning as anger and violence continue to mark the grand jury’s decision.
Inside a Walmart store demonstrators, however, held a peaceful protest repeating the phrase “Hands up, don’t shoot!” They were soon moved along by police but shifted their attention to a Target store.
Since the shooting of Brown by officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 there has been much tension in Ferguson, most of it motivated by race relations. Since then the U.S. Justice Department has embarked on a probe into possible civil rights abuses, and President Barack Obama has called for reflection on the difficulties minorities face in the country.