Occupy Delaware members organize response to Black Friday shopping frenzy

Occupy Delaware is putting its own twist on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when stores open their doors in the overnight hours to lure in holiday shoppers.

 

The Occupy movement which is in its third week at Wilmington’s Peter Spencer Plaza is planning a Green Friday bazaar on Rodney Square Friday from 10:00a.m until 2:00 p.m.  It is billed as a “re-gifting giveaway,” a free marketplace for free items.  Participants are encouraged to bring an item to donate to the exchange and shop for themselves as well.  Occupy Delaware asks that any items contributed be in good working order, and they can be new or used.  Occupy Delaware says Green Friday is its response to Black Friday and what it calls “consumerism and corporatism.”  “We hope to encourage people to think about their shopping choices,” Occupy Delaware said on its website. 

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