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Black Friday has gone bonkers in Britain, and this is what it looks like

It’ll be in Ireland soon, you know.

BLACK FRIDAY IS the traditional first day of the post-Thanksgiving sales in the US – a day feared by retail workers everywhere.

For years, videos of fights over discount TVs in stores have been something of an American tradition.

There are some events in Ireland – but Black Friday proper has reached the UK. And it’s already completely bonkers. Many stores opened at midnight to start the sales.

This was the rush as the doors opened in a north London store, as shown on Sky News. (Props to the guy with the selfie stick.)

https://vine.co/v/OnbH6FpJi7w

Here’s a lad in Tesco, diving through an actual store display to jump the queue and grab a telly.

Source: MrGeoff/Vine

Actual, genuine fights are breaking out. It’s only a matter of time before it comes to Ireland, you know.

https://vine.co/v/OnbzMDvTeMn

These two Vines were shot by Financial Times reporter Kadhim Shubber, at an Asda in Wembley, west London. It was basically the end of the world.

Here are two men being held back from having an actual fist fight. (Language NSFW).

Source: Kadhim/Vine

Two people (“at least”) have been arrested in Manchester.

Here’s how one Manchester Evening News reporter summarised the night.

And according to the Telegraph, officers were called to four separate supermarkets in London.

This is what it looked like at a Tesco in Blackpool, as hundreds battled their way towards the flat-screen TVs:

Source: DeanCoombesXbox/YouTube

Actual hell. Let’s all pause to remember the true meaning of the day.

More: 8 deadly Black Friday deals you can get right here in Ireland>

More: 9 questions about Thanksgiving you were too embarrassed to ask>

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