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One the biggest shopping days the year has brought millions of bargain hunters across the world. The day is called Black Friday. Real and online stores offer discounts of to 70 per cent on thousands items. It is traditionally a big shopping day the USA, but four years ago it crossed the Atlantic and is now huge the U.K. It has become so popular in Britain that police had to be called to four supermarkets just midnight Friday (the bargains went on sale at one minute past midnight). Police were worried shoppers getting crushed in the crowds. A police spokesman said: "Officers have worked store staff to ensure that sale-goers were able to enter and exit the stores safely."

While shoppers the U.K. were happy to head to the shops, many store workers the USA were angry. Many stores decided to start Black Friday a day early, which was on the US celebration Thanksgiving. Store employees and shoppers thought it was wrong stores to ask employees to work Thanksgiving, which is traditionally a time for people to spend their family. A 'Boycott Black Thursday' Facebook page has more than 114,000 likes. Many big stores, such as Costco and IKEA, did not open. CNN reports that there are 60 petitions the website Change.org trying to get stores and customers to change Black Friday. They want a bigger focus family instead profits.

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