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Body of Brazilian Mistakenly Killed in London Arrives Home

The body of a young Brazilian man has arrived in Brazil six days after he was gunned down by London police who mistook him for a terror suspect.

The remains of Jean Charles de Menezes arrived Thursday at an airport in his home state of Minas Gerais. The Brazilian Air Force then flew his casket to Gobernador Valadares, where mourners gathered to pay their respects.

The 27-year-old electrician's funeral is to be held on Friday.

Earlier this week, a group of people mostly linked to leftist parties and movements gathered outside the British embassy in Brazil to protest the killing.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has publicly apologized and pledged to investigate the shooting incident.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.