Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beautiful Action in #Ferguson as Protestors stage "Requiem For Mike Brown" at STL Symphony

This truly gave me chills all throughout watching this AWESOME beautiful organized demontration by protestors in St. Louis. It made for the second time in a day becoming completely overwhelmed in regards to social justice and activism. One, where I watched a single mother of latina descent, passionately tell her story at the Westchester Peoples Anti-Poverty Assembly in White Plains, New York and now viewing this heartfelt and creative call for Justice on behalf of Michael Brown. I can only imagine the energy that was in that Symphony Hall. Bravo! And, by the way, the concert was not "interrupted" as some outlets are alleging, but was respectfully done during intermission.

reports: DailyMail

A group of demonstrators have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. 

Several dozen people, all said to have tickets, held up banners and sang to draw attention to the death of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri in July.

During the intermission the group, who were said to be part of an organized demonstration, sang 'justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all'. 

Symphony publicist Erika Ebsworth-Goold told KMOX-TV and the Post-Dispatch that the protesters were ticketed members of the audience.

Ebsworth-Goold added that though she was backstage at the time, she could hear the singing and the demonstrators 'had lovely voices.' 

The symphony was performing Brahms' 'German Requiem' before the demonstration began. 

The protest ended with participants leaving voluntarily. St. Louis Police say they received no calls about the demonstration.
Hundreds of people have been arrested during nearly two months of protests in Ferguson, the scene of the shooting, including journalists and clergy members.

The incident comes amid volatile outbursts in the city, where citizens and the Department of Justice are accusing police of failing to take action to repair racial divides. 

Protesters want Darren Wilson, who is white, to be charged in the killing of the unarmed, black 18-year-old. A grand jury considering the case isn't expected to rule for at least another month. 

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