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Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

2 years 2 months 1 day ago October 05, 2014 Oct 5, 2014 Sunday, October 05 2014 October 05, 2014 10:48 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as the musicians were about to start performing a song Saturday night, the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony three banners related to Brown's shooting in August by a Ferguson police officer.

The newspaper reports that the interruption was met with applause from some members of the audience and the symphony.

Symphony publicist Erika Ebsworth-Goold says the protesters were ticketed members of the audience.

The protest ended with participants leaving voluntarily.

St. Louis Police say they received no calls about the demonstration.

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