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    St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

    Audience members at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra interrupted its concert on Saturday night with a song of their own to protest Michael Brown's death, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Michael Brown was the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
    The protestors began singing the civil rights song "Which Side Are You On?" which was described as a "Requiem For Mike Brown" on Saturday following intermission at the Powell Symphony Hall, the Post-Dispatch reported. According to the paper, two members of the audience started singing and were joined by other protestors spread throughout the concert hall.
    The protestors unfurled three hand-painted banners, which they reportedly hung from the balcony. The Post-Dispatch noted that one of the banners listed Brown's date of birth and the date he was killed.
    Video of the protest showed the orchestra went silent as the singing took place. Afterward, members of the orchestra and chorus applauded, as did some in the audience. According to the paper, the protestors scattered red paper hearts over the balcony before they filed out of the hall, chanting: "Black lives matter."


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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Oh yes, so beautiful for them to interrupt a paid for symphony where the musicians practiced hard to bring much better music. So so beautiful. Surely there could not have been a better venue for such an auspicious performance such as in front of a police station or a court house or even a park!

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    I am so sick of these protestors that won't even wait for the GJ to render their verdict and then if it goes on to a court trial to see the actual evidence. Of course I'm convinced that it won't matter what the verdict is. These clowns will continue to be idiots.
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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown



    "Black lives matter!"

    Well...the ones that are lost due to police action. THEY matter. The 10s of thousands of black lives lost at the hands of other blacks...well...**** them...thats life in the big ci-tay.

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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Oh yes, so beautiful for them to interrupt a paid for symphony where the musicians practiced hard to bring much better music. So so beautiful. Surely there could not have been a better venue for such an auspicious performance such as in front of a police station or a court house or even a park!

    /sarcasm

    I am so sick of these protestors that won't even wait for the GJ to render their verdict and then if it goes on to a court trial to see the actual evidence. Of course I'm convinced that it won't matter what the verdict is. These clowns will continue to be idiots.

    THis is what I find amusing about this whole thing.These people are trying take a martyr out of someone who might be scumbag who assaulted a cop and or attempted to take the cop's life. They are going to look pretty stupid in the eyes of most Americans if the grand jury decides that there is not enough evidence to go to trial or even a court trial finds that the officer was justified. They should wait until the verdict is in.

    I understand family and close friends stick up for their loved one. In the history of tv interviews I do not think a scumbag's loved ones ever said "yeah I knew he would do something like this". It's always "I am shocked", or "he never did anything like this before" or "he was such a nice person".
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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    THis is what I find amusing about this whole thing.These people are trying take a martyr out of someone who might be scumbag who assaulted a cop and or attempted to take the cop's life. They are going to look pretty stupid in the eyes of most Americans if the grand jury decides that there is not enough evidence to go to trial or even a court trial finds that the officer was justified. They should wait until the verdict is in.

    I understand family and close friends stick up for their loved one. In the history of tv interviews I do not think a scumbag's loved ones ever said "yeah I knew he would do something like this". It's always "I am shocked", or "he never did anything like this".
    I agree. I guess the St. Louis Symphony forgot that this kid picked up a store owner by his throat while he robbed him.




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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Shouldn't they wait until a verdict has been decided? What if the police officer's accounts are correct? That would make these protesters idiots for trying to turn a scumbag into martyr. Shouldn't they also do these protests at related places like maybe in front of the police station or the place where the incident happened? You wouldn't go in front of a hospital to do a "save the whales" protest or go to Antarctica to do a "stop deforestation" protest or some other place that has absolutely nothing to do with what you are protesting.
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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Honestly, I am getting so tired of hearing "black lives matter." ALL lives matter.




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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I agree. I guess the St. Louis Symphony forgot that this kid picked up a store owner by his throat while he robbed him.
    Or they were afraid of expressing a dissenting opinion.
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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Or they were afraid of expressing a dissenting opinion.
    Resulting in them looking like racists. SMH.




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    Re: St. Louis Orchestra Applauds As Protestors Interrupt With 'Requiem For Mike Brown

    Even to the OP...there is a selective relevance to 'black' life.

    THIS black life matters and carries 'rage'...

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    But this black life...well.....

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    Perhaps it was because of his message....


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