Protestors in Ferguson Interrupt St. Louis Symphony Concert

Banners at the flash mob protest  YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT
Banners at the flash mob protest
YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

The flash mob started after intermission, belting out, “Which side are you on?”

The focus of a Saturday-night St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert took a dramatic shift away from classical music when a group of Michael Brown protesters crashed in the form of a flash mob, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the report, after the intermission the orchestra and chorus were gearing up to perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem when two attendees came down into the middle aisle of the main floor and began singing “Which Side are You On,” only to be soon joined by other protesters standing at their seats all across the concert hall.

The protesters also began unfurling banners, including one that read “Requiem for Mike Brown” and listed the years of his life (1996-2014).

The protest caused about a five-minute delay, in which there was some applause from attendees as well as performers. Others, the Post-Dispatch notes, remained silent.

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Source: The Root | 

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