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Charlottesville Community Bikes participated in Buy Nothing Day, an international holiday from consumerism, by holding the Really Really Really Free Market.
The market followed the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. People could drop off goods they didn’t need or want any more and take whatever they wanted.
There were toys, books, clothes, kitchen supplies and other things you’d find if you were out Black Friday shopping.
But unlike at the stores,
it was all for free.
“In Charlottesville, it really takes the flavor of a community festival where we’re really just sharing what we have and getting a chance to simplify our lives as we look for what we can give on and pass on to others,” said Kristina Weaver, organizer for the event.
Weaver says it’s a chance to come together and appreciate what really makes her happy, spending time together.
Others shopped at the free market simply to save some money, or to boycott Black Friday as part of a nationwide protest of the grand jury’s ruling not to press charges in the case involving a white police officer shooting a black teenager in Ferguson,