The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors.
Shoppers eager to take advantage of early Thanksgiving deals pushed and shoved late Thursday, and again on Black Friday -- a retail holiday that's become synonymous with brawls.
One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for rallies scheduled nationwide. Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to a New York City crowd. Al Sharpton led the crowd in a chant of "I am Trayvon Martin!" and "No justice, no peace!" before challenging people to protest stand-your-ground laws and demanding that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pursue a civil rights case against Zimmerman because, Sharpton said, "Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day."
All across the nation today, people are joining together and calling for justice for Trayvon Martin, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman on Saturday.