Occupy Bites Back At Post-Thanksgiving Shopping Hysteria With A New Black Friday
Last year around this time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent in his force of NYPD officials to Zuccotti Park right before dawn, evicting the original Occupy Wall Street encampment that ignited a movement that would soon spread across the world. A week later, while the protestors reeled from the enforcement, hundreds of thousands of Americans descended upon department stores and Wal-Marts all over the country, stomping each other's faces (and sometimes killing each other) to grab the last piece of half-off Tubberware or whatever. We have all seen the videos.
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And, just to remind ourselves what Black Friday looks like, here's a bit of that 'manufactured frenzy' in Buffalo (just a warning; it's really uncomfortable/sad to watch):
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