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Fights, arrests and stealing from kids: Black Friday in America

The home of the brave.

BLACK FRIDAY IS most closely associated with two things.

Expensive consumer products being sold at knockdown prices, and members of the public fighting in shopping centres to get their hands on those expensive consumer products.

This year has been no exception and the internet is already awash with crudely shot footage of a variety of chaos and mayhem. All overseas though, it has to be said.

Woman steals a vegetable steamer from a child

This video allegedly shows a woman stealing a vegetable steamer out of a child’s hands. It is thought the footage was shot in Michigan at the start of the sales yesterday, but there is already speculation that the video was staged.

BlackFriday Fight / YouTube

There’s no joking about this brawl at a shopping centre in Louisville, Kentucky.

This isn’t so much a fight, but a bizarre video of somebody getting a little too excited near the orange juice section. 

Andrew Morris / YouTube

Here, things got real over flat screen TVs in Texas.

Lulee Love / YouTube

Eleven minutes after the store opened.

Thankfully, there were only reports of some queues and traffic jams here in Ireland.

Read: Cameras, TVs and laptops: some of the best deals available in Ireland this Black Friday >

Poll: Will you be getting involved in the Black Friday madness? >

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