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Thousands Gather For Michael Brown's Funeral Held In St. Louis

Michael Brown is laid to rest after being shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in a St. Louis, Mo. street on Aug. 9.

Last updated on August 25, 2014, at 1:34 p.m. ET

Posted on August 25, 2014, at 10:25 a.m. ET

People are silhouetted against the sun as they wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri
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People are silhouetted against the sun as they wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri

The funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month, was held on Monday, Aug. 25, in St. Louis. Thousands attended, including Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and filmmaker Spie Lee. Brown was shot and killed on a Ferguson, Mo., street by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed.

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Sharpton calls for a solemn procession and asks for attendees to be respectful of Michael Brown's family.

Attorney Ben Crump compares Michael Brown's death to the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Emmit Till.

Crump says family wants to stop another Brown, another Trayvon. Mentions his cases Chavis Carter and Kendrick Johnson

Adrian Carrasquillo@RealAdrianC

Crump says family wants to stop another Brown, another Trayvon. Mentions his cases Chavis Carter and Kendrick Johnson

1:19 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"You chase someone selling loosey cigarettes or walking in the middle of the street," Sharpton said, referencing the recent death of Eric Garner. "There's something crazy about that kind of policing."

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Rev. Al Sharpton: "[Michael Brown] wants to be remembered as the one who made America deal with how we going to police in the United States."

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Rev. Al Sharpton: "This young man should be doing his second week in college."

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Attorney Ben Crump: "We declare here today...that he was not three-fifths of a citizen. He was an American citizen. And we will not accept three-fifths justice."

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Pastor Charles Ewing, Michael Brown's uncle: "Michael Brown's blood is crying from the ground...crying for justice."

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Reverend Jesse Jackson is in attendance at Michael Brown's funeral.

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The program includes tributes from both the mother and father of #MichaelBrown

Yamiche Alcindor@Yamiche

The program includes tributes from both the mother and father of #MichaelBrown

12:22 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Brown's cousin Eric Davis: Michael Brown told his family that "one day the world would know his name."

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Visitors watching Michael Brown funeral in church gym, #Ferguson

Rick Jervis@MrRJervis

Visitors watching Michael Brown funeral in church gym, #Ferguson

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Services open with a standing ovation for the Brown family.

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Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden stands at her son's casket.

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Michael Brown Sr. is wearing a tie with his son's face.

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Mourners wait with their hands up to enter the church for Michael Brown's funeral.

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Filmmaker Spike Lee and radio host Tom Joyner are in attendance at Michael Brown's funeral today.

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.@TheRevAl spotted at the #MikeBrown funeral

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.@TheRevAl spotted at the #MikeBrown funeral

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A baseball cap sits on top of the casket of Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

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Funeral supposed to start in 10 mins. Hundreds in overflow room put their hands up.

Wesley Lowery@WesleyLowery

Funeral supposed to start in 10 mins. Hundreds in overflow room put their hands up.

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Michael Brown's family arrives at his funeral.

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Watch live: Michael Brown's funeral begins at 11 a.m. ET.

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Thousands of people are lined up outside the church in St. Louis for Michael Brown's funeral this morning.

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Michael Brown's casket has arrived at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

#MichaelBrown's family asking for no protests today, as he is laid to rest. Services begin in 40 minutes. #Ferguson

Nichole Berlie KSDK@NicholeBerlie

#MichaelBrown's family asking for no protests today, as he is laid to rest. Services begin in 40 minutes. #Ferguson

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People waiting outside Michael Brown's funeral with their hands up #ferguson

Jim Dalrymple II@JimDalrympleII

People waiting outside Michael Brown's funeral with their hands up #ferguson

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Attorney for the Brown family Ben Crump tweets the details for Michael Brown's funeral today at a St. Louis church.

Media Alert: Funeral Arrangements for Michael Brown

Benjamin Crump, Esq.@attorneycrump

Media Alert: Funeral Arrangements for Michael Brown

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