RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (PIX11) – Throngs of Ferguson protesters staged a mass die-in at the St. Louis Galleria, forcing officials to close the mall on Black Friday, according to KTVI.
With some wearing red Santa hats and others holding signs, demonstrators laid across the flour to observe a four-and-a-half minute moment of silence to represent the blood of Michael Brown on the ground.
Protesters organized on social media using the hashtags #NotOneDime, #Blacklivesmatter and #Stlblackfriday, flooding the mall on the biggest shopping day of the year.
No arrests were made, according to KTVI, but retailers were forced to shutter stores, and the mall is now closed indefinitely.
The protest was mirrored across the nation, with hundreds converging on a New Jersey Walmart. On Thanksgiving, a rowdy crowd of protesters was arrested after they tried to charge toward the Macy’s parade.