According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Ferguson curfew, which was originally set for midnight has been cancelled. Despite the curfew having been in place for the last two nights, protestors have continually engaged in violent riots and looting in the area in response to the shooting and killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug 9. There will be no curfew tonight and there is no word yet as to whether it will be reinstated.
Governor Nixon has called in the National Guard to help keep the protests as peaceful as possible. The National Guard will have a limited role and will be working in conjunction with the Highway Patrol, which took over the role of enforcing Ferguson security from the St. Louis police force last week.
By Alana Marie Burke