Nixon: There Will Be No Curfew In Ferguson Monday Night


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced Monday that the state will not impose a curfew in Ferguson on Monday night.

Two civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP, on Sunday said that the state’s curfew was unconstitutional.

The governor also clarified the role the National Guard will take once they arrive in Ferguson. The troops will work under the Missouri State Highway Patrol and will carry out the “limited mission” of protecting the Unified Command Center, which was attacked last night, according to Nixon.

“With these additional resources in place, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will continue to respond appropriately to incidents of lawlessness and violence, and protect the civil rights of all peaceful citizens to make their voices heard,” Nixon said in a statement.