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Hundreds line up for Michael Brown funeral

7 months ago Monday, August 25, 2014 12:10:25 AM CDT August 25, 2014 Monday, August 25 2014 Aug 25, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ST. LOUIS - Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this month.

A long line of people waited Monday morning in sweltering morning heat to get into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for Brown's funeral. Brown's father has called for a day of peace in honor of his 18-year-old son.

Brown's death on Aug. 9 spurred several protests, some that turned into rioting and looting, though recent nights have been calm. A grand jury is considering evidence in deciding whether Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. The Justice Department is also investigating the shooting.

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