National Guard called in as chaos continues

Missouri National Guard troops were deployed on Monday to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to try to restore calm to an area that has become a nightly scene of rioting and protests over the 9 Aug. Fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s move to bring in the guard troops follows his declaration Saturday that the area was in a state of emergency and the setting of a curfew calling for the streets in Ferguson to be cleared after midnight.

President Obama is meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday afternoon to discuss the Ferguson situation, his office said.


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