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Black Lives Matter activists march on Black Friday

Posted at 11:20 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 14:48:13-05

The Black Lives Matter movement took to the streets of Las Vegas to send a message about shopping.

A small group of activists chanted and marched outside Boulevard Mall on Maryland Parkway.

Rally organizers said they were part of nationwide boycotts against shopping on Black Friday. They didn't want to spend their money and give it to corporations that they say oppress black people.

"Our hope about tonight is us coming together in some type of unity to basically send a message to all retailers that you can't just terrorize the people and think that we're going to continue to shop," Stretch Sanders said.

Later in the protest, a few members of the new Black Panthers showed up. They yelled at police and mall security but there was no violence.