Michael Brown’s family will be laying him to rest today at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri. Reports claim that the public is invited to the service, and a large crowd is expected to pay respects to the slain teen. It’s possible thousands of community members and visitors will gather to say goodbye to Mike Brown. There will be a long list of speakers and special guests to address the Brown family and supporters, including some of their relatives and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The White House is also sending three staffers, including the head of its “My Brother’s Keeper” task force and two members of the Office of Public Engagement. One of them is St. Louis native Marlon Marshall, who attended school with Brown’s mom.
The 18-year-old lost his life at the hands of Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson earlier this month and the world erupted in outrage, inciting protests not only in Ferguson, but all over our country, demanding justice for him. Many community leaders are asking that there be no protests today.
If you’d like to watch Mike Brown’s funeral, you can do so above.