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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White House officials to attend Michael Brown funeral

Three White House officials will attend the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed Missouri teen who was shot dead by a police officer, according to NBC News.

Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office will be at the ceremony, the station reported.

The funeral is scheduled to take place at a St Louis church on Monday.

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