Ferguson flash mob provides an unscheduled performance at the St. Louis Symphony
The August 9th police shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is far from resolved. The grand jury has not returned a decision and there is a general expectation that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for Brown’s death. The Ferguson police force appears to be gearing up for riots if no indictment is handed down, possibly as early as next month. It is hard to shake the image of what protests in the street might look like if the past is any predictor of the future.
But the streets are not the only place where the demand for justice is taking place. A recent court ruling determined that the five second rule imposed on protesters (protestors were not allowed to stay in one spot for more than five seconds which required them to stay in constant motion) was unconstitutional.
The quest for justice also occurred in a surprising location–a recent performance of the St. Louis Symphony. Individuals rose up and began singing “Which Side Are You On?” to startled symphony goers.
St. Louis Symphony
The question of which side are you on ended with an unequivocal answer. The impromptu performance closed with demonstrators chanting “Black lives matter.”