Today, Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, lifted the curfew
in the St. Louis, MO suburb of Ferguson. He had imposed this curfew in response to the protests over the fatal shooting of the unarmed teenager, Michael Brown.
The lifting of the curfew doesn't mean that things are settling down in Ferguson, however. Last night was the most violent night yet in the town. Instead, Nixon decided that it is best if the National Guard take control of the situation.
At this time, it is not yet clear if the addition of the National Guard would do anything to reduce the tension that has been flowing through the streets.
The Federal government is also taking an active role in this situation. Attorney General Eric Holder, issued a statement on Sunday night which announced that a federal medical examiner would perform an independent autopsy on the teen. This would be the third since his death nine days ago at the hands of police officer, Darren Wilson.
President Obama, released a statement
late Monday afternoon about the situation in Ferguson:
"Let's seek to heal rather than to wound each other."
Attorney General Holder will make his way to Ferguson to monitor the situation from the ground. This comes amid calls that Wilson should be held accountable for shooting the teen.
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