Following numerous nights of unrest in Ferguson that have included everything from peaceful protests, clashes with police, as well as looting and citizen groups protecting local businesses, a state of emergency has been declared in Ferguson and a curfew set for Saturday evening.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the curfew at a press conference on Saturday afternoon
“If we’re going to have justice we must first have and maintain peace,” Governor Nixon said at the press conference. “We cannot allow the ill will of the few to overwhelm the good will of the many.”
Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who became something of a heroic figure following the removal of local police in favor of the state’s highway patrol, said the curfew would be in effect from midnight until 5 a.m. local time, but did not say if it would span multiple nights. Read more…