Michael Brown protesters delay symphony performance

Saturday’s St. Louis Symphony performance was briefly interrupted by Michael Brown protestors.

After intermission and before the symphony played “A German Requiem” in its all-Brahms concert, protestors scattered throughout the audience sang “Justice for us all.”

Protestors unfurled three banners from the balcony of Powell Hall, and chanted “black lives matter” before leaving.

The performance was met with applause from several audience members and the orchestra.

A small paper heart, reading “Requiem for Michael Brown,” was left behind.

St. Louis Symphony Vice President for External Affairs Adam Crane said all of the protesters had tickets for Saturday’s performance.

Michael Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 in Ferguson by police Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury is hearing evidence and will decide whether to indict Wilson.