Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (Democrat) called in the National Guard to Ferguson after a week of looting and violence. This comes after the Governor attacked local police for their “aggressive” actions to the rioting and looting on the street.
Now, after dozens of local businesses have been looted and destroyed, the Missouri governor has finally called in the National Guard.
Things in Ferguson have gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.
“Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard … in restoring peace and order to this community,” he said in a statement.
Gunfire, tear gas and Molotov cocktails Sunday night marked some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and protesters furious about the death of an unarmed teenager.
And the tensions continued escalating after autopsy results revealed that 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot six times.