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Ferguson protests shut down multiple malls on Black Friday

Ferguson protesters walk through a St. Louis shopping mall while calling for justice for Michael Brown.
Ferguson protesters walk through a St. Louis shopping mall while calling for justice for Michael Brown.
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Ferguson, Missouri, protesters peacefully shut down multiple shopping malls and stores on Friday as they marched and called for justice for Michael Brown and other black men and boys recently killed by police, the Associated Press reported.

Following a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, protesters have upped their demonstrations against racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

A group of artists and activists recently launched Blackout for Human Rights, which singles out police shootings as examples of the justice system's "brutal treatment" of black Americans.

On Black Friday, demonstrators took to Walmart, other stores, and various malls in the St. Louis area to peacefully protest. "John Crawford was killed in a Walmart," tweeted Deray McKesson, one of the protest leaders. "What has Walmart done/said about it? Exactly."

Some of the protest leaders and reporters live tweeted the events: