Update: Funeral underway for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri

The 18-year old was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer on August 9

18-year old Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by an officer

Hundreds of people are gathering in Ferguson, Missouri for a funeral for 18-year old Michael Brown.

Brown's great uncle, pastor Charles Ewing, was scheduled to deliver the eulogy, and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton was also on the stage and expected to speak.

Brown was shot dead by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while walking down a street in Ferguson, Missouri.

The shooting sparked protests and more than a week of unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

Brown's father pleaded for a ``day of silence'' as he lays his son to rest Monday.
``Tomorrow all I want is peace,'' Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis' largest city park on Sunday during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. ``That's all I ask.''

Brown Sr. told the crowd that he and his son's mother appreciate the love and support they've received from the community.

``We don't want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown,'' Sharpton said. ``This is not about our rage tomorrow. It's about the legacy and memory of his son.''
The nightly protests in Ferguson have been mostly peaceful in recent days, a contrast to images of police in riot gear firing tear gas canisters at angry protesters in the days after the Brown shooting. Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday.

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