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Occupy Black Friday

In Kelowna people camped outside of Best Buy for two days, waiting for Black Friday sales. The store took advantage of the day to offer sales to go along with its grand opening in Kelowna.

Other stores also offered deals; Andre's Electronics, Visions and several others tried to cash in on the American trend.

In the US one person resorted to bear spray to get a deal and several people were hurt across the country.

Anti-Wall Street protesters took their message about corporate greed to Black Friday shoppers, staging demonstrations in commercial areas around California on one of the busiest days of the year for retailers and bargain-hunters.

In San Francisco, a few dozen people in touristy Union Square used signs to spread an anti-consumerism message. One, 9-year-old Jacob Hamilton, held a sign that read, "What is in your bag that's more important than my education?"

Some of the protesters from the Occupy movements in San Francisco and Oakland clashed with police when they briefly blocked the city's iconic cable cars until officers pushed them out of the street.

Later in the afternoon, some of the participants in what protesters called "Don't Buy Anything Day" sat down in the middle of Market Street, San Francisco's main thoroughfare, and blocked traffic while chanting, "Stop shopping and join us!"

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Williams reported from Sacramento. Associated Press Writer Terry Collins contributed reporting from Emeryville.

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