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.
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