Crowd at Michael Brown funeral
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Hundreds attend Michael Brown's funeral in Ferguson

25 August 2014 Last updated at 16:58 BST

Hundreds of people are attending the funeral of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many of whom did not know him personally.

The teenager, unarmed at the time, was shot by a white police officer, sparking days of protests and unrest and increasing racial tension.

Mr Brown's father, Michael Brown Snr, has appealed for peace and calm at the funeral.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from the Friendly Temple Baptist Church in St Louis.