25 Nov '11, 6pm

Think GSS crowds are chaotic? In America, Black Friday shoppers brought fists and pepper spray

NEW YORK - A few violent incidents broke out across the United States today, on Black Friday, as millions of shoppers rushed into stores that open their doors earlier than usual on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. Early signs point to bigger crowds at the nation's malls and stores as several stores like Macy's and Target opened their doors at midnight - several hours earlier than they normally do on Black Friday. Toys R Us and a few stores other stores that opened on Thanksgiving Day yesterday also were filled with shoppers. The early morning crowds were mostly peaceful, but Los Angeles authorities say 20 people at a local Walmart store suffered minor injuries when a woman used pepper spray to gain a "competitive" shopping advantage shortly after the store opened yesterday evening. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, police are looking for two suspects after gun...

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