According to Mailonline The crowd stretched as far as the eye could see. By the very strength of their numbers they provided a dramatic tribute to three men who died defending their community from rioters.
Around 20,000 turned out in Birmingham yesterday for the open-air funeral of 21-year-old Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31.
The funeral cortege was escorted by West Midlands Police as it made its way to Summerfield Park for the last rights, known as Janazah.
It was followed by a private burial ceremony for close relatives only at Handsworth Cemetery, where the three men were buried alongside each other.
A family friend, Sarjan Mahmood, 46, from Perry Barr, Birmingham, said: 'We are here to give our support to the families of these three men who died protecting all of the local community.
'We believe they should be honoured by everyone and their memories should help everybody unite.
'For us Muslims these three guys died as martyrs and we want to ensure they didn't die in vain. They should be an inspiration to all of us