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Thousands Gather In St. Louis To SayGoodbye To Michael Brown

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/26/2014

Stirring eulogies and heartfelt goodbyes for Michael Brown in St. Louis Monday. Thousands gathered for his funeral, two weeks after the 18-year-old was killed by a police officer's bullet. "Michael Brown must be remembered for more than disturbances," said Rev. Al Shaprton. Mourners began lining up at a St. Louis church hours before Monday's funeral of slain teenager Michael Brown. The 18-year-old died on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, after being shot by officer Darren Wilson. "Hands Up don't shoot!" His death sparked days of sometime violent protests in the St. Louis suburb, which have since calmed down. Michael Brown's family and friends filled the church, as did people he never met, but were moved by his death. Celebrities and activists paid their respects, including Martin Luther King III, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the family of Trayvon Martin. In his eulogy, the Reverend Al Sharpton said everyone there had a responsibility to not let Michael Brown die in vain. "Like it's somebody else," Rev, Sharpton said. "But all of us are required to respond, to this. " The family's attorney spoke for them at the funeral, comparing Michael Brown's case to the old U.S. law that African-Americans were only three-fifths of a citizen. "We will not accept three-fifths justice," said Benjamin Crump. "We will demand equal justice for Michael Brown Jr."

   
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