Family and friends of Nichols gather in Memphis church to pay their final respects to Black 29-year-old father whose fatal beating by police last month transformed him into new face of US racial justice movement.
Black man Nichols will be eulogised by Reverend Al Sharpton while family members of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, who were killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis in 2020, will also attend funeral.
Authorities charge five sacked Memphis policemen with second-degree murder and other crimes in arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after confrontation with officers during a traffic stop.
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