Governor Nixon: No curfew in Ferguson Monday night

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(KTVI) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says law enforcement will not use a curfew Monday night in Ferguson.  In a news release, Nixon said the role of the National Guard will be to protect the Unified Command Center so that officers can protect peaceful protesters, citizens and property.

Nixon says coordinated attacks Sunday night on officers and civilians prompted him to activate the National Guard to help restore peace.

The curfew was instituted on Saturday, but looters and aggressors have mostly ignored it and tried to attack police.

Nixon said, “I join the people of Ferguson, and all Missourians, in strongly condemning the violent acts we saw last night, including the firing upon law enforcement officers, the shooting of a civilian, the throwing of Molotov cocktails, looting and a coordinated attempt to overrun the unified Command Center.”

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