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Twitter Users Show Dark Side of Black Friday

COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Kate Liebers) -- While many Ohioans got some great Christmas gifts at a sweet
price, others around the country watched Black Friday sales turn ugly.

On Twitter, the BlackFriday hashtag presented several videos of shopping crowds gone violent. There were also stories of people being knocked to the ground, a baby left alone, a stabbing and a few shootings.

Twitter users also spared no opinion about the tradition, from criticizing how it facilitates consumerism, to joking about the starting date.

One user predicted that Black Friday deals would continue to get pushed ahead so much, they would eventually begin on the Fourth of July. 

Another person recycled a familiar bit of Black Friday snark.

"Because only in America (will) people trample each other for sales, exactly one day after being thankful for
what they already have."

Check out more takes on this holiday tradition by searching #BlackFriday on Twitter.

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