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Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony performance

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

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that as the musicians were about to start performing a song, 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 reported that the interruption was met with applause from some members of the audience and the symphony.

Symphony publicist Erika Ebsworth-Goold told KMOX-TV and the Post-Dispatch that the protesters were ticketed members of the audience.

The protest ended with participants leaving voluntarily.

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