ST. LOUIS, Mo. — People at the St. Louis Symphony got a surprise performance Saturday night when protesters broke out in song with a call for justice for slain teen, Michael Brown.
About 50 people who had purchased tickets delayed the start of Brahms’ Requiem when they began singing, “Which side are you on?”
Some protesters also unfurled banners and passed out fliers with dates of the birth and death of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in August.
The interruption, which lasted about four minutes, was met with applause from some musicians and audience members.
After the protest the group walked out of the music hall chanting “black lives matter.”
The orchestra resumed performing after they left.
The St. Louis Symphony says it had no idea the protest was going to happen.