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Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

October 5, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of black teenager by a white policeman 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, the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony three banners related to 18-year-old Michael 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 tells KMOX and the Post-Dispatch that 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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