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2014 Symphony Banner Drop & 2016 Muny Opera Banner Drop for Credit: @Rebeccarivas

This is how Black Lives Matter protesters Bite Back! Click the image above for the video.

August 9th 2016, on the two year anniversary of the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown, several dozen BLM protestors held a march with a peaceful candle light vigil and chants. The march slowly changed venue to the Muny Theater and protesters held up signs and posters and chanted before the second act of the Aida musical performance for 23 minutes.  

After the group was escorted out of the Muny Theater, four protestors were arrested by the St Louis City Police. Ironically, after protestors protested for the rights of black lives, the musical that resumed after is about the tale of an enslaved Nubian Princess named Aida.