Why do the conspirators allow Mark Antony to speak at Julius Caesar's funeral?

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The majority of the conspirators do not support Brutus's decision to allow Mark Antony to speak at Julius Caesar 's public funeral but eventually allow Brutus to have his way after he makes a convincing argument. Mark Antony is an avid supporter of Julius Caesar, and the conspirators discuss murdering him along with Caesar before their assassination attempt. However, Brutus insists that Mark Antony is harmless and argues that murdering him too will make them seem like butchers. Brutus convinces them to allow Mark Antony, to live and the...

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