BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Speakers at Alton Sterling's funeral have been calling for justice in the shooting death of the 37-year-old black man at the hands of two white police officers.
Robert Muhammed, from the Nation of Islam, gave a rousing speech to the crowd of a couple thousand people assembled Friday at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
He said there was no substitute for justice.
Another speaker, Chauna Banks from the Baton Rouge Metro Council, told the crowd that Sterling's blood cries out for justice.
Activists Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton were also attending the service and were expected to speak.
Alton Sterling was shot and killed July 5 in front of a convenience store after an altercation with police. His death and the two cellphone videos documenting it have sparked widespread protests.
Two of President Barack Obama's two senior advisers attended the funeral. The White House says Roy Austin, deputy assistant to the president for urban affairs, was there, as was Stephanie Young, another Obama adviser.