Missouri Gov. Nixon: No Curfew Tonight in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced Monday afternoon that there would be no curfew in place in Ferguson Monday evening.

The announcement follows Nixon’s ordering of the National Guard to Ferguson in a “limited role” to assist Highway Patrol officers. A curfew has been in place the last two nights, both of which have seen heavy clashes between authorities and protestors.

“Again, I join the people of Ferguson, and all Missourians, in strongly condemning the violent acts we saw last night, including the firing upon law enforcement officers, the shooting of a civilian, the throwing of Molotov cocktails, looting and a coordinated attempt to overrun the unified Command Center,” Nixon said in a statement.

“We are all frustrated and looking for justice to be achieved regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown. As the dual investigations continue into what happened nine days ago at Canfield Green, we must defend Ferguson from these violent interlopers so that the peaceful protests can operate in peace and the search for answers and justice can continue.”

Read the full statement HERE.

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