The parents of the unarmed Missouri teen who was shot dead by a police officer have called for peace ahead of his funeral today.
Thousands are expected to pay their respects to Michael Brown at a Baptist church in St. Louis, just a few miles from the spot where he was killed.
But Michael Brown Sr requested that there be no demonstrations on the day that they lay their son to rest.
He told the American network NBC News: "We need a moment of silence on our son. We need peace on his going-away."
Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden added that the hardest moment will be the end.
Both parents visited the funeral home Sunday afternoon for a private moment with their son.
McSpadden said."I looked at him. I talked to him. I touched him."
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