Young carolers ushered away from protesters who reportedly surrounded them at a performance in a Seattle mall on Friday. (Image source: KING-TV)

Among the feats many Michael Brown protesters pulled off as they stormed Seattle’s Westlake Mall on Black Friday was targeting a children’s choir set to sing Christmas carols, KING-TV reported as part of a video segment.

A journalist with KING, Mark Wright, wrote this on his Facebook page:

Some of you may know that tonight’s tree lighting at Westlake Center was cut short by protesters. I feel really bad for a group of children from the 5th Avenue Theater. They came tonight, excited to sing. When the protesters overtook the balcony, the children were absolutely terrified. I helped usher them to the far end of the balcony where they would be safe. They huddled with their chaperones and each other, some of them crying, until police got the protesters out of there. As a journalist, I’m absolutely in favor of the right to free speech. This was not free speech tonight. The protesters appear to simply want to disrupt, and in doing so, traumatized some beautiful young kids.

Local photojournalist Joshua Trujillo tweeted that the protesters actually surrounded the children, aged 7 to 10, who were set to sing carols:

Written by Dave Urbanski
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