Missouri National Guard Withdrawing from Ferguson

BRONX CHRONICLE – Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from Ferguson after a night of calm and peaceful demonstrations Wednesday night. The small St. Louis suburb has been plagued with violent riots due to police fatally shooting an unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown.

Governor Nixon said in a statement, “I greatly appreciate the men and women of the Missouri National Guard for successfully carrying out the specific, limited mission of protecting the Unified Command Center so that law enforcement officers could focus on the important work of increasing communication within the community, restoring trust, and protecting the people and property of Ferguson.”

Missouri National Guard Ferguson

Since Michael Brown was fatally shot by Police Officer Darren Wilson, the town of Ferguson has seen violent clashes with police from angry demonstrators. The Missouri National Guard was called to help deal with rioting and looting.




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