Protesters lie on the floor at the St. Louis Galleria, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in St. Louis. The group was among several hundred protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

AP Photo/Skip Foreman

Some of the most popular shopping days of the year have taken a heavy financial hit from Ferguson protestors boycotting retailers. Are you a part of the boycott?

Taylor Lewis
Dec, 01, 2014

Protestors migrated from the streets to the stores for this year's Black Friday. Following the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, thousands made the conscience decision not to patronize retailers for one of the hottest shopping periods of the year and urged others to take the same stance.

A shopping center in Ferguson briefly closed after dozens of people staged "die-ins," where demonstrators lay on the floor of different stores, reports NBC News. Protestors in San Francisco chained themselves to the doors of a popular shopping area, shutting it down. More than 100 boycotters flooded the streets outside of New York's flagship Macy's, chanting and holding signs that read "Shut It Down" and "Black Out Racism."

"Getting the best sales is just silly when people's lives are being wrecked every single day," one Chicago protestor told NBC Chicago.

Black shoppers account for $1 trillion in spending, Forbes reports. By boycotting retailers from Black Friday through today, Cyber Monday, protestors are hoping that the economic impact will help ignite change.

Actor and activist Jesse Williams tweeted last week: "Recognize the stranglehold that corporate money has on the neck of public policy, including the levers of [in]justice #BlackoutBlackFriday"

QUESTION:Have you boycotted shopping this holiday weekend to support Ferguson? Yes 67% No 33% Total votes: 223