PICS: Thousands gather for Muhammad Ali funeral procession

PICS: Thousands gather for Muhammad Ali funeral procession

The funeral procession of Muhammad Ali is underway in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

The funeral motorcade of roughly 17 cars, including a hearse carrying Ali’s body, is passing through significant areas to Ali including his boyhood home, the Ali Center, and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

Toya Johnson reads an historic site plaque in front of the boyhood home of Muhammad Ali Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Ali's funeral procession is scheduled to pass by the house later in the day.
Toya Johnson reads an historic site plaque in front of the boyhood home of Muhammad Ali Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Ali's funeral procession is scheduled to pass by the house later in the day.

Thousands have gathered along the route to pay their respects to the legendary fighter.

Akera Price-King, 9, carries a sign saluting Muhammad Ali on the street in front of Ali's boyhood home Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Ali's funeral procession is scheduled to pass by the house later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Akera Price-King, 9, carries a sign saluting Muhammad Ali on the street in front of Ali's boyhood home Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Ali's funeral procession is scheduled to pass by the house later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Estimated to take more than 90 minutes, the procession will end at Cave Hill cemetery, which will be closed to the public.

At 7pm Irish time tonight Ali’s funeral will take place, and will be live-streamed on the internet for his millions of fans.

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