Governor Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon order the National Guard to start pulling out of Ferguson Thursday. The Governor made the announcement in a news release saying the National Guard would coordinate the effort with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

“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,” Gov. Nixon said.

The National Guard was sent to Ferguson on Monday after reports of a planned attack on the police command center was attempted Sunday night. Now they will begin the systematic withdrawal.

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