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Posted on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 : noon

Black Friday scenes across the state from MLive reporters and Twitter

By Ben Freed


Shoppers across the state flooded stores like Target on the biggest retail shopping day of the year.

Daniel Brenner |’s parent company, MLive Media Group, has been monitoring Black Friday activity across the state.

While Ann Arbor shoppers were very tame, there were scuffles at a Walmart in Saginaw and one food court-brawl at the Woodland Mall in Kentwood.

From Grand Rapids to Detroit, Michigan shoppers turned out in force for the holiday, and you can hear what people from different locations told reporters about their experiences.

To hear what people are saying about their Black Friday experiences on social media, you can checkout’s live blog using the hashtag #a2shops. For a more statewide view, check out this storify that MLive compiled using tweets from across Michigan.

Click here for the MLive Black Friday news roundup.

Click here for’s live blog.

Click Here for the statewide social media report. Ben Freed covers business for You can sign up here to receive Business Review updates every week. Reach out to Ben at 734-623-2528 or email him at Follow him on twitter @BFreedinA2



Sat, Nov 24, 2012 : 1:12 a.m.

AA dot coms obesession with this 'Black Friday' greed is disturbing. Please consider news more in line with useful journalism. I see plenty of information on this subject in for profit TV commercials. Many Thanks.


Fri, Nov 23, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

you didn't catch the scene at my house though.