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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More protests over unarmed teenager shot dead in US

Supporters of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a police officer on Saturday, have protested outside the police headquarters near where he died in St Louis.

Protesters outside police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Police last night arrested 32 people after rioting and looting by protesters broke out in Ferguson, a predominantly black area, before spreading to other parts of the city.

The teenager died after a struggle in a patrol car spilled out into the street, where the fatal shot was fired. It remained unclear why Brown was in the car.

Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton said that he had spoken with Brown's relatives and would visit St Louis to help the family.

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