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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

*In another sign that the situation in Ferguson, Missouri is getting worse again, Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard on Monday to help restore peace to the St Louis suburb, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse people protesting against the shooting of Michael ‘Mike’ Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals,” Nixon said in a statement on his website. As a result, Nixon said, he was directing the National Guard to help “in restoring peace and order to this community.”