Major retailers brace themselves as protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, try a new tactic by urging shoppers to boycott Black Friday sales. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Members of the National Guard and local police secured a Wal-Mart in Ferguson, Missouri overnight... ...in anticipation of fresh protests targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers... NATS -- "Shut it down!" as some did at this St. Louis mall just before Thanksgiving. For protest organizers, it's a new tactic following days of sometimes violent protests... against a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, in August. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING: "Certainly the looting, the burning down of our business does not work. Hold your money. It works." Many Ferguson residents say they hope to repair the damage of earlier protests, but hope to keep the cause alive by closing their wallets on Black Friday.