Friday, November 25, 2011
Occupy Wall Street-inspired protesters are eyeing a new target — Target. And dozens of other companies.
A campaign under the name “Occupy Black Friday” is trying to enlist supporters to boycott just about every major retailer, and quite a few mid-sized ones, the day after Thanksgiving. The protesters are casting a wide net, urging people to demonstrate against the top retail stores — a list that includes everything from Wal-Mart to Target to Dick’s Sporting Goods to Dollar Tree.
“The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits,” the group’s Facebook page reads, describing Black Friday as the “one day where the mega-corporations blatantly dictate our actions.”
But retailers, who are monitoring the mini-movement, warn that a blanket boycott could end up hurting local communities.
This article was posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 at 4:25 am