Protesters call for Black Friday boycott to highlight police racial profiling

Protesters in Palm Beach Gardens hit the mall this past Black Friday, calling for shoppers to boycott stores to bring attention to nation-wide police shootings, including the recent local killing of Corey Jones. 

The protest, “Black Out Black Friday” is part of the national Blackout Movement, led by Black Lawyers for Justice.

Seven protestors started their rally as they stood outside the main entry to the Gardens Mall Friday holding signs saying “No justice, no profits,” and “Justice for Corey Jones.” The crowd grew to about fifty as they then drove  Pto the Interstate 95 off ramp where Corey Jones was killed by Officer Nouman Raja.

Organizers say by not shopping on Black Friday, they can raise awareness about issues they see in how law enforcement treats blacks.

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