The funeral of Alton Sterling, who was killed police, brought a brief moment of calm Saturday to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The city was plunged into chaos again Sunday with the shooting of three officers and wounding of three others in a deliberate attack on police.

Speakers at Sterling’s funeral included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the convenience store where Sterling was killed July 5.

Sandra Sterling (right), aunt of Alton Sterling, cries as she enters his funeral at Southern University and A&M College’s F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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Abdullah Muflahi (center), owner of the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was killed and a friend of  Sterling’s, is suing Baton Rouge police for their treatment of him following the fatal shooting. At Sterling’s funeral, Muflahi urged the audience to “love like Alton did.” Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson hugs Cameron Sterling, Alton Sterling’s son. Jackson told those at the funeral: “Stop the violence, save the children. Stop the violence, save the nation. … For those of you who are listening here and around the world, our strongest weapons are not guns and violence, it’s the righteousness of our cause.” Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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A pallbearer sheds tears at Alton Sterling’s funeral. More than a thousand people attended, including religious leaders, politicians, family members and friends. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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Pallbearers carry Alton Sterling’s casket. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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Veda Sterling (center), Alton Sterling’s aunt, mourns with family members after the public funeral service. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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A motorcycle pulls a glass-sided hearse carrying Alton Sterling’s casket to Mount Pilgrim Benevolent Society Cemetery following his funeral at Southern University and A&M College’s F.G. Clark Activity Center. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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A funeral procession car waves an Alton Sterling flag. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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The Rev. Al Sharpton (center) leads a procession behind the casket of Alton Sterling, which is carried in a glass-sided hearse. Credit: Julie Dermansky for Reveal
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