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Friday, November 25, 2011

"No Occupiers Around": Pepper-Spray On Black Friday - #OWS Day 70

Porter Ranch
Image from L.A. NOW

Black Friday liveblog: Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Black Friday
No occupiers around.
- TarheelDem
Shoulda boycotted, folks - L.A. NOW:
In Porter Ranch, a woman pepper sprayed customers at a Wal-Mart in what authorities say was a deliberate attempt to get more "door buster" merchandise.
The Guardian (UK)
Shoppers in the US kicked off their annual "Black Friday" orgy of consumerism amid scenes of pushing, pulling, running and – in one case – pepper-spraying their way through the doors of the nation's shops and malls.

The annual tradition, when many stores open early with cut-price sales on the day after Thanksgiving, has become a source of controversy amid frequent scenes of near-rioting and injuries as mobs of people crowd into big-name shops.

But few can have expected even the most determined of bargain-hunters to adopt the brutal tactics of one female shopper in a Los Angeles suburb who attacked her rivals with pepper-spray: a substance more recently associated with police brutality against Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Proud to be an American.
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule
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Black Friday Rule, Flogging Molly - Alive Behind the Green Door

#OccupyEverywhere!

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