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Ferguson unrest: Thousands expected at funeral of black teen shot by white policeman

Published on Aug 25, 2014 2:27 PM
 
People attend the Peace Fest music festival in Forest Park on Aug 24, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Thousands are expected on Monday, Aug 25, to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America. -- PHOTO: AFP

ST. LOUIS (AFP) - Thousands are expected on Monday to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America.

Though calm had returned to the small city of Ferguson, after days of sometimes violent protests, the funeral for Michael Brown will be under heavy surveillance.

It is scheduled for 10.00 am (1500 GMT) in the nearby city of St. Louis, in the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist church, which can seat up to 5,000 people.

The 18-year-old, shot dead on Aug 9 in broad daylight by police officer Darren Wilson, is to be buried in a private ceremony at the St. Peters cemetery.

 
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