“Which side are you on?” The protesters from Ferguson sang as the symphony audience in St. Louis, Illinois looked up to see crude, hand-painted banners depicting Michael Brown and his short life.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said demonstrators flung three banners from a balcony in Powell Hall, interrupting a performance of the St. Louis Symphony to protest the shooting of Michael Brown.
Several dozen people, all said to have tickets, held up banners and sang to draw attention to the death of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri in July.
During the intermission the group, who were said to be part of an organized demonstration, sang ‘justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all’.
The newspaper reports that the interruption was met with applause from some members of the audience and the symphony. One said on Twitter that they ‘incidentally had beautiful voices’. The symphony was performing Brahms’ ‘German Requiem’ before the demonstration began.
The protest ended with participants leaving voluntarily. St. Louis Police say they received no calls about the demonstration.
Protesters want Darren Wilson, who is white, to be charged in the killing of the unarmed, black 18-year-old. A grand jury considering the case isn’t expected to rule for at least another month.
Okay… where’s the vigil and singing for the shop owner who Michael Brown ripped off and terrorized just before he was killed?
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