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Monday, December 09, 2019

Endorse This: Black Friday Brawling

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Black Friday sales fell below expectations for this past holiday weekend — while human civilization apparently continued its own decline quite unabated.

Watch police having to tear Black Friday shoppers off of each other, in brawls over big-screen TV sets, speakers, and even a Barbie doll — then share this video!

Video via CNN.

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