Missouri Governor Nixon declares state of emergency
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 01:15
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency and imposes a curfew in Ferguson after a week of racially charged protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday (August 16), trying to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
"The eyes of the world are watching. This is the test of whether a community, this community, any community, can break the cycle of fear, distrust and violence, and replace them with peace, strength and, ultimately, justice," Nixon told a news conference.
Tensions have been high all week but escalated on Friday (August 15) as protesters again swarmed through a residential and retail district that has become a center of the unrest, pitting mostly black protesters against mostly white police.
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