Michael Brown’s funeral takes place today

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Michael Brown

Today, thousands of people are expected to gather in Ferguson, Missouri.

The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown will take place later this morning.

He was the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month.

Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy at a church in St. Louis.

The White House is sending three officials to the service.

Brown’s father spoke to people at a rally yesterday.

He asked them not to protest today.

Michael Brown Sr. said, “All I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest. Can you please take a day of silence so we can lay our son to rest? Please. That’s all I ask. And thank you.”

The deadly shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson sparked protests which sometimes led to clashes between police and protesters.

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