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Black Friday brings out bargain hunters






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Millions of bargain hunters across the world went shopping on Black Friday. Stores gave discounts of up to 70 per cent. It is a big shopping day in the USA and it went to Britain four years ago. British police went to four supermarkets. There were thousands of shoppers. Police were worried that shoppers would get crushed. Police worked with stores so sale-goers could get in and out of the stores safely.

Shoppers in the UK were happy. Store workers in the USA were angry because Black Friday started a day early, on the US celebration of Thanksgiving. This is usually a day that people spend with family. Many big stores did not open. There are over 60 petitions on the website Change.org. They want Black Friday to change. They think family is more important than profits. A 'Boycott Black Thursday' Facebook page has 114,000 likes.

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