Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

Aug 25, 2014

Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago.

The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who was killed by New York City police officers in 2006, were also expected to be at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

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People wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Aug. 25, 2014.Joshua Lott—Reuters
Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson
Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson
Attendees hold their hands up as some chant "Hands up don't shoot," while they wait in line to take part in the funeral services for 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri
Members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) stand guard in front of Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church ahead of  funeral services for 18-year-old Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri
Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson
Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson
Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO
Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO
Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO
Lesley McSpadden watches as the casket containing the body of her son Michael Brown lifted into a hearse after his funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri
Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO
Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO
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Lesley McSpadden leaves the burial service for her son Michael Brown with a bouquet of flowers at St. Pete's Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri
People wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Aug. 25, 2014.
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