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Michael Brown killing: father urges calm on day of funeral

  • Michael Brown Sr, the father of the black American teenager shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for calm during his son’s funeral ceremony.

    Ferguson has been hit by protests by mostly black demonstrators angry at the killing of the unarmed youngster. 

    The slain teenager Michael Brown’s father requested residents of Ferguson and St Louis “to take a day of silence so we can lay our son to rest.”

     

     

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