Hundreds line up for Michael Brown funeral

Michael Brown’s casket sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral in St. Louis on Monday. Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. His death caused several days of violent protests, rioting and looting. (Pool, 2014 Getty Images)
Michael Brown’s casket sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral in St. Louis on Monday. Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. His death caused several days of violent protests, rioting and looting. (Pool, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/25 8:02 am

ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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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