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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declares state of emergency

  • Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon has declared an emergency and called on the national guard to help the police to maintain peace and order, according to media reports.

    An announcement will be made in Ferguson on whether or not a white police officer who shot and killed a black teenager would face charges.

    Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Darren Wilson, a police officer, on August 9 after an altercation.

    A grand jury that has been considering the evidence for three months now has to take a decision on the charges. Their decision could spark protests in Ferguson. 

     

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