Requiem for Mike Brown

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Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert : News

Michael Brown protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night, causing a brief delay in the performance at Powell Symphony Hall.
The orchestra and chorus were preparing to perform Johannes Brahms' Requiem just after intermission when two audience members in the middle aisle on the main floor began singing an old civil rights tune, "Which Side are You on?" They soon were joined, in harmony, by other protesters, who stood at seats in various locations on the main floor and in the balcony.


The protesters then unfurled three hand-painted banners and hung them from the Dress Circle boxes. One banner listed the birth and death date of Brown, who was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
The five-minute interruption was met with a smattering of applause from some audience members, as well as members of the orchestra and chorus. Others simply watched as the orchestra remained silent.
The protest ended quietly as participants left voluntarily, chanting, “Black lives matter.” Conductor Markus Stenz resumed the concert shortly thereafter.


 
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Outstanding....

Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert : News

Michael Brown protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night, causing a brief delay in the performance at Powell Symphony Hall.
The orchestra and chorus were preparing to perform Johannes Brahms' Requiem just after intermission when two audience members in the middle aisle on the main floor began singing an old civil rights tune, "Which Side are You on?" They soon were joined, in harmony, by other protesters, who stood at seats in various locations on the main floor and in the balcony.


The protesters then unfurled three hand-painted banners and hung them from the Dress Circle boxes. One banner listed the birth and death date of Brown, who was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
The five-minute interruption was met with a smattering of applause from some audience members, as well as members of the orchestra and chorus. Others simply watched as the orchestra remained silent.
The protest ended quietly as participants left voluntarily, chanting, “Black lives matter.” Conductor Markus Stenz resumed the concert shortly thereafter.


Interesting? Maybe.

Outstanding? Probably not.


But kudos for peaceful.....
 
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Evidently "black lives matter" only if a black person is shot by a white person.

I cannot recall any marches, demostrations, symphony disruptions, arson, etc when one of the thousands of black people killed annually loses his (or her) life at the hands of another black person. So much for "brotherhood" and "sisterhood".
 

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THAT...is how people should protest!

No one got hurt.

Hopefully, no one got arrested.

No one lost a job, or got in a fight.

A few people had their show held up, and, were ever so slightly inconvienienced. (Most probably had no problem with it, and, as the sroty stated, many joined in....)
 
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