The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting things such as “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “Shut it down!” while walking through the store aisles. The Walmart in Ferguson was closed overnight as a precaution.
Police officers stood guard at other locations, ensuring that the protests remained civil. There was no immediate word of any arrests.
“Back away from the Walmart, back away,” the group sang.
Brandon Haub was Black Friday shopping with his girlfriend at a Walmart in Bridgeton, Missouri, about 7 miles west of Ferguson, when they were “hit with a surprising amount of protests all of a sudden,” he told ABC News.