Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Leftists plan to disrupt Chicago Black Friday shopping again

The Mr. Burns from the Simpsons in me is screaming, "Release the hounds!"

From Crains Chicago Business:
For the second year in a row, protesters are planning to block shoppers from entering stores along North Michigan Avenue on the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year.

The effort, planned by a diffuse network that includes Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and area churches, seeks to draw attention to a wide range of issues, including police shootings, racism and economic inequalities that keep Chicago's South and West sides mired in poverty and violence.

The organizers say they hope this year's turnout will be larger than last year's, when hundreds of people temporarily obstructed access to retailers along Chicago's most famous shopping strip and cost some stores a reported 50 percent of their sales on Black Friday.

"We're expecting a bigger turnout this year, though this is not an exact science," one of the self-identified organizers, Frank Chapman, a field organizer with the Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, told Crain's. "The reason we're looking for a bigger turnout is that Trump is the president-elect and, boy, are people pissed."
Chicago's Trump Tower, pictured above with your beloved Blogger Laureate of Illinois, is just a couple of blocks from the southern end of the North Michigan shopping strip. Expect a lot of action there too.

It will be interesting to see that these radicals will be protesting, but in my opinion it will be America. The leftist scrum you see screaming on TV are the same folks you saw with Occupy, with Black Lives Matter, and now, whining about our president-elect.

Next year it will be ostensibly something else.

Oh, if you were planning to shop on North Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, I have a better idea. Just click on the below Amazon link and start clicking. You needn't worry about cold weather or angry leftists. Shopping by way of Marathon Pundit costs you nothing extra and I gain a tiny commission.


Holding My Nose said...

Apparently the "demonstrators" want to bring the same bleak commercial atmosphere to North Michigan Avenue as exists on the South and West sides.

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