I thought these images from different 'Black Friday's' made interesting Juxtapositions.
'A day once synonymous with fighting for social justice has been rebranded to being associated with fighting for large, flat panel TVs and energy hungry gadgets'...'Whoever named Black Friday failed history at school or was being bitterly ironic, as the precedents are bleak. You can pick between the chronic ‘Black Friday’ stock market crash of 1869, driven by gold speculators, or the brutal ‘Black Friday’ assaults by police on Suffragettes in 1910.' Andrew Simms Onehundredmonths.org
28th November 2014, UK: 'Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.' BBC
28th November 2014 USA: 'For the past two nights protesters dismayed by the outcome of the Ferguson grand jury have taken their defiance to the streets of cities across the US'Ferguson activists direct anger at police brutality into Black Friday boycott. Campaign against consumer holiday crops up with modified slogans ‘Hands up don’t shop’ and ‘Don’t riot don’t buy' it’ Ed Pilkington Guardian
'Friday 18th November 1910) a suffragette deputation to the House of Commons met with a six hour onslaught of police brutality resulting in a the Suffragettes beginning a huge window smashing campaign in protest.' CounterFire
'Autumn 1892 in Bristol saw a violent class war between employers, strike-breaking labour and police on one side and strikers and their mass of working class supporters on the other. Picketing, mass marches and public meetings of thousands of ‘new’ industrial unionists were common, culminating in the use of military and police by the local state to break up a pre-Christmas lantern parade organised to collect money for strikers and their families. This event, which popularly became known as ‘Black Friday’, is an iconic moment in Bristol’s history exposing the relations of force between ‘owners’ and ‘workers’.' BRH