National Guard Called in After Second Night of Chaos in Ferguson, Missouri

Missouri's governor said on Monday (August 18) he would send the National Guard into Ferguson, Missouri, to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the U.S. state militia, saying demonstrators had thrown Molotov cocktails and shot at police as well as a civilian, a description of the night's events diverging widely from some eyewitness accounts.

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