Watch: Michael Brown Protesters Interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Concert In Amazing Way
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday night was interrupted by Michael Brown protesters. The protesters paid for their tickets and added a different and unexpected theme for the night.
[su_center_ad]While the orchestra and chorus were preparing to perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem just after intermission, two audience members in the middle aisle on the main floor began singing the old civil rights tune, “Which Side are You on?” Soon after, the two were joined by other protesters, who stood at seats in various locations on the main floor and in the balcony, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Three hand-painted banners were unfurled then hung from the Dress Circle boxes, including one listing the birth and death date of Brown, the unarmed teenager shot dead by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9th. Another read ‘Racism lives here.”
As the protesters departed, they chanted, “Black lives matter.”
According to the Dispatch, just before they left, the protesters scattered red paper hearts over the edge of the balcony onto the main floor orchestra seats. They read, in part: “Requiem for Mike Brown.”