Black Friday was put on hold in Ferguson this week thanks to protesters gathers in support of Michael Brown and his family.
Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after the 290 pound, 18 year-old rushed the officer, Darren Wilson.
Wilson was acquitted of wrongdoing in the case, setting off riots and protests that continued through Thanksgiving weekend.
For Black Friday shoppers in Ferguson, their hope to get on with holiday preparations were dashed by angry crowds blocking stores.
For retailers in the area, Black Friday could have been a welcome break from the rioting, looting and violence that had effected many businesses in the area.