Mourners gather for funeral of US teenager Michael Brown

Hundreds of people are gathering for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed American teenager who was shot dead by police on 9th August.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, the teen's father called for calm, saying: "We need a moment of silence on our son. We need peace on his going-away."

Three White House officials will attend the service.

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Angry protests after police 'shoot dead unarmed teen'

Angry protesters repeatedly shouted "We are Michael Brown" as they demonstrated against the shooting of an 18-year-old college student.

Residents, at the scene of the shooting in Ferguson, St Louis, chanted "please don't shoot me" towards police officers.

Some later marched to the police department headquarters to continue protesting.

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