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In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama
In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama

Barbershop owner Antonio Henley, a burly man in a smock labeled "Tony Da Boss," was surveying the few customers who had ventured in for haircuts, and the unusually large number of empty chairs. "My shop has never been this empty on a Friday," he sighed. A few doors down, the windows at Yolo Boutique were covered over with plywood and a spray-painted sign: "Open! Black Owner!" it said. "You! destroying our business in the community is not helping. Stop the violence!" This small strip mall — a cellphone store, a nail salon, a burger bar, the cheerful Prime Time Barber Shop — has been at the epicenter of protests over the police shooting...

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