National Guard Descends on Ferguson

National Guard troops arrived at a mall complex that serves as staging for the police in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.
National Guard troops arrived at a mall complex that serves as staging for the police in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman. –MARK KAUZLARICH/ REUTERS

Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to deploy to Ferguson, Mo. after days of protest in the community.

This move comes a little over a week after Missouri teen Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Since the shooting protests, many of which are violent, have been occurring with the police.

“These violent acts are a disservice to the family of Michael Brown and his memory, and to the people of this community who yearn for justice to be served, and to feel safe in their own homes,’’ Nixon said in a statement, according to The Boston Globe.

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