Ferguson demonstrators have taken their protests from the streets to the symphony.
Over the weekend (Oct.4), peaceful protesters interrupted a performance at the St. Louis Symphony to sing a tune of their own in honor of the late 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed Aug. 9th by police officer Darren Wilson. A group of 50 musical protesters were scattered throughout the audience and surprised unknowing concertgoers as they gradually stood to their feet to sing a Brahms Requiem entitled “Requiem for Mike Brown.”
The mixed group of demonstrators sang “Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for us all/Which side are you on friend?/Which side are you on?
As they rose to their feet, banners hung from the balconies that read “Racism Lives Here,” Rise up and join the movement” and “Requiem for Mike Brown.” Watch the video below.