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Gov. Jay Nixon Deploys National Guard to Ferguson

18 Aug

 

PHOTO: Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 17, 2014.

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order this morning deploying the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson after a night of continued clashes between police and protesters in reaction to the police shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk,” Nixon said in a statement.

“These violent acts are a disservice to the family of Michael Brown and his memory, and to the people of this community who yearn for justice to be served, and to feel safe in their own homes.”

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