Mike Brown Demonstrators Interrupt The St. Louis Symphony
Mike Brown’s tragic death has not been forgotten in St. Louis, MO.
Last night, (Oct. 4), demonstrators interrupted a performance by the St. Louis Symphony with a protest to the tune of Brahms Requiem called “Requiem for Mike Brown.” Gradually coming to their feet, a group of 50 protesters sung lyrics in support of justice and equality:
“Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for us all/Which side are you on friend? Which side are you on,” the mixed group sang.
As their musical and peaceful protest continued, banners were revealed from the balconies, reading “Requiem for Mike Brown,” “Racism lives here” and “Rise up and join the movement.” The protesters willingly exited the hall after their song, chanting “Black lives matter.”
“It is my duty and desire to try to reach out and raise that awareness peacefully but also to disrupt the blind state of white St. Louis, particularly among the people who are secure in their blindness,” organizer Sarah Griesbach told the St. Louis American.
Watch the latest protest in support of justice for Mike Brown in the video above.