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Public Memorial Service For Michael Brown Set For Monday

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Protestors autograph a sketch of Michael Brown during a protest, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/David Goldman) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The fatal shooting of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, has recently stirred local unrest and national outrage. But supporters can now pay their respects at the 18-year-old's memorial service.

Anthony Gray, one of the Brown family attorneys, announced the public memorial service will be held Monday morning, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

A location has yet to be specified for the services, but Gray said it would likely start between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The funeral and memorial service costs will be covered in full by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., who requested they hold exclusive financial responsibility despite other offers to help with expenses.

Protests and vigils held across the country in tribute to Brown have sparked a wider conversation about police brutality and racial profiling in America.

Family members expect Michael Brown’s body to be released within the next 48 hours, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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