Ferguson-related protests interrupt holiday shoppers inside area Target, Wal-Mart stores

Associated Press

Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting inside as law enforcement stood watch. There was no immediate word of any arrests.

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According to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests, demonstrations occurred at a Wal-Mart and Target in Brentwood, two Wal-Marts in St. Charles and one Wal-Mart in Manchester.

In the suburb of Ferguson, where Brown was shot on Aug. 9, it was a quiet holiday night. There were no visible protests as the National Guard patrolled the area.