Hundreds attend shot Missouri teen's funeral

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the black teenager shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri in the USA.

Michael Brown, 18, was killed on August 9 after being stopped by a white police office for walking in the middle of the street.
His death sparked days of protests and violent clashes, but tensions appear to have eased in recent days.
The service on Monday, August 25,  held at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church, was attended by civil rights leaders Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon did not attend.
President Barack Obama sent three White House aides to represent him.
Michael’s father has appealed for continued calm and although the protests have subsided, there is still anger in Ferguson, as the white police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot Michael is currently suspended on full pay.
“If Darren Wilson is not charged, there will be an uprising,” one mourner said.
A grand jury panel of residents has begun hearing evidence in the case, though the country prosecutor has said the process could take until October.
Credit: BBC

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