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Posted: Saturday, 16 August 2014 4:34PM

Missouri Gov. Declares Curfew, State of Emergency in Ferguson

governor.mo.gov(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Saturday that he was declaring a state of emergency and a curfew in Ferguson, where peaceful demonstrations about the police shooting of an unarmed man have been marred by nights of looting.

"This is a test, the eyes of the world are watching," Nixon said. "This is a test to see if this community can break the cycle of violence and replace it with peace."

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