Michael Brown Laid to Rest

By Jay Gray

Published 08/25 2014 11:27AM

Updated 08/25 2014 11:30AM

(NBC News)  The funeral of Michael Brown is underway.

Hundreds lined up at the Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis early Monday morning ahead of the service.

Brown was killed in a controversial shooting by Fergusom, Missouri police on August 9th.  He was unarmed at the time, and his death set off several nights of violent protests.

Michael Brown's parents have asked for a "day of silence" from protesters as they mourn their loss and say goodbye.

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