Thousands gathered in Birmingham for the service
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Birmingham riot victims' funeral

Nearly 20,000 people gathered for a prayer event ahead of the funeral of three men killed during riots in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 21, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a car as they protected stores from looters in Winson Green, Birmingham, on 10 August.

The prayer took place in Summerfield Park, Winson Green, ahead of the men's private burials.

Four people have been charged with their murders and are in custody.

  • 18 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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