Ferguson protesters shut down St. Louis Galleria mall with mass die-in

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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.

3 comments

  • Gramercy

    Why can’t people understand that law enforcement officers are allowed to defend themselves? If the officer feels like his life is in danger he can shoot!

    When we elected President Obama, weren’t we promised “hope and change”? It seems like his years as president have only torn our nation apart.

    We now have race riots in our streets. I’ve never seen a country more divided. We all hate each other now.

    Many of our citizens have had their jobs taken away along with their health insurance. The middle class is shrinking and its not getting any better.

    Obama and Co have destroyed everything they’ve tried “to fix”. My health insurance is $450/month, my taxes are closing in on 50% (in NYC), and even my subway pass is now over $100/month (in NYC). Stuff that is still private enterprise is super cheap. Car insurance ($25/month from Insurance Panda), renters insurance ($10/month from Eagle), cell phone ($22/month from T Mobile), and gym ($15/month from Planet Fitness).

    As for the Michael Brown case, look, if something doesn’t go your way, you shouldn’t torch and loot. What did these business owners do exactly to deserve this punishment? Will they get justice from these looters who purport to want it so badly?

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