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Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest
Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday ordered the National Guard deployed to Ferguson, where another night of violence saw police pelted with bottles and Molotov cocktails and looters rampaging through local businesses. The executive order directs the resources of the National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.” “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,” the governor said in a statement. LIVE...

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