Missouri Gov. Declares State of Emergency, Curfew for Ferguson

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2014
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Missouri's governor issued a local state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew Saturday after violent protesters looted local businesses earlier in the day.

In a tense meeting at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said the overwhelming number of protesters have been peaceful. But the governor said he would not allow a small number of violent rioters to emerge again in the wake of a police-involved fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown one week ago.

"If we are going to have justice, we...

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