BLM, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Black churches are conspiring to shut down white businesses on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. They claim it’s to direct business to black and women owned stores. That’s garbage. It will drive shoppers to the internet where they won’t have to deal with this scum. Chicago is a liberal city, so the police will not become involved in anything but to try to curtail violence. BlackFfriday is an integral part of businesses, many of whom rake in up to 70% of their profits at Christmas time.
I’m sure the businesses won’t take any action either because they are afraid that the terrorist organization BLM would come in and burn their businesses to the ground if they did. But there is an open and shut case for conspiracy of economic terrorism and illegal restriction of commerce.
“One of the cornerstones about why we’re boycotting on Black Friday is to attempt to redirect people to businesses owned by people of color and women, and explain why it’s important to patronize these businesses,” Veal explained.
Last year, protesters blocked shoppers from entering stores on Black Friday to protest the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen shot 16 times by an officer. Dash cam video revealed the teen ignoring officer commands to stop as he walked away from officers with a knife in his hands.
Police had to help shoppers get into the stores; as one person tried to enter, protesters screamed “Shut it down! Shut it down!”
After last year’s protest, stores’ sales were 25 to 50 percent below their expected projections, according to staff and managers.
A sales associate at Aldo said that her store under-performed by $18,000.
“We’re expecting a bigger turnout this year, though this is not an exact science. The reason we’re looking for a bigger turnout is that Trump is the president-elect and, boy, are people pissed,”Frank Chapman, a field organizer with one of the organizations involved, said.
He added that not only race brings the protesters together. “We’ve been calling everyone who has a grievance: the African-American community, Latino people, the white working class,” Chapman explained. “I’m not going to write the white working class off as racist.”