State of emergency declared in US protest town

Demonstrators mark the 101st day since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on November 17, 2014 in Clayton, MissouriThe governor of the US state of Missouri declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer. Many fear an outbreak of violence if the St Louis County grand jury fails to indict Ferguson city police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. In an open-ended formal declaration, Governor Jay Nixon said “there is the possibility of expanded unrest” when the grand jury hands down its decision. Nixon also activated the Missouri National Guard to back up local and state police.

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