The National Guard will be directed to Ferguson, Missouri. After another night of unrest, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order that will bring the National Guard to the city.
On Sunday, police clashed with protesters three hours before the midnight curfew. Conflicting reports were given as to why the disruption occurred. Police claim that protesters threw Molotov cocktails at them and gun shots were fired.
Police threw tear gas at the protesters and fired rubber bullets at the crowd. Some protesters broke a window at McDonald’s to get milk to relieve the pain in their eyes caused by tear gas. Several kids were injured by the tear gas and a few journalists were shot with rubber bullets. Several protesters said the rally was peaceful until police became aggressive. During the chaos, no officers were injured.
The National Guard will likely create a more tense atmosphere, but Gov. Nixon believes it’s the best way to keep the city calm.
However, most of the protesters remain upset due to the fact that Michael Brown’s killer remains free. Although there continues to be an investigation by local and federal authorities, police officer Darren Wilson has not been charged with murder.