#InTheNews: President Obama To Send Aides To Ferguson Funeral

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The US president, Barack Obama is sending three officials of the White House to Ferguson to attend the funeral of 18 year old Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a police officer on august 9 and whose death sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The group will be led to the service set for 10 a.m on Monday at the temple missionary baptist church by Broderick Johnson, the chairman of the My brothers taskforce initiative, an Obama initiative that aims at empowering young minorities, Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the white house office of public engagement and who also attended high school with brown’s mother, and an adviser for the office, Heather  Foster.

The move is seen as an attempt to ease tension between authorities and protesters.

Kathy Esan

Kathy Esan

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