Governor Declares State Of Emergency And Curfew
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a curfew and state of emergency in Ferguson.
The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m., starting tonight.
“This is a test,” Nixon said at a news conference, saying “the eyes of the world” are watching to see how the city handles the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown.
The announcement comes after community activists had taken to the streets and social media Saturday in hopes of preventing another night of looting and violence in Ferguson, Mo., after at least three business fell victim to a predawn rampage by young men who targeted local stores as others tried desperately to stop them.[su_sky_ad]