▲ Up
 
22:19 03-05-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
U.S. National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri

Bishkek (AKIpress) - mike brown Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered National Guard troops to Ferguson early Monday, where another night of curfew was imposed after police used tear gas to disperse protesters off the streets.

The current unrest follows a week of violence over the death of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by a local police officer.

A statement from the governor’s office said that the National Guard would “help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.” Nixon condemned "violent criminal acts" such as "firing upon law enforcement officers, shooting a civilian, throwing Molotov cocktails, looting, and a coordinated attempt to block roads and overrun the Unified Command Center."

The shooting death of the 18-year-old African American teen sparked riots, looting and clashes between police and protesters, and also triggered a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

“Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist Colonel Ron Replogle and the Unified Command in restoring peace and order to this community,” Nixon said, in the statement.

"These violent acts are a disservice to the family of Michael Brown and his memory and to the people of this community who yearn for justice to be served and to feel safe in their own homes.”

On Sunday night, authorities had reportedly said that they were responding to reports of gunfire, vandalism and looting.

“There were shootings, vandalism and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous but premeditated criminal acts,” Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told reporters, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“The catalyst was not civil disobedience, but pre-planned agitation,” he reportedly said.


Twitterfacebookprint
15:22 18.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
22:10 GM Uzbekistan’s head taken into custody20:49 Minister of Commerce of China on working visit in Tashkent20:29 Baby found alive four days after building collapsed in Nairobi20:11 Mudflows wash away 170 heads of livestock in Kezart village of Aksy district19:56 Minimum wage in Kyrgyzstan makes 4,828 soms in Q118:31 Kyrgyzstan to concentrate on adaptation of Sustainable Development Strategies to UN’s Goal – PM18:02 Kyrgyzstan offers to include text about World Nomad Games in UN General Assembly Resolution17:35 Mudflows flood 5 houses and 3 stables in Aksy district17:09 Average age of first marriage among women – 23 years, among men – 26 years in Kyrgyzstan – statistics15:38 Balykchy-Korumdu scandal leads to resignation of high rank officials13:26 North Korean leader forbids conducting weddings and funerals until end of Workers’ Party Congress13:02 Vostokelectro JSC stakeholders elect new revision commission12:37 43 veterans of World War 2 live in Talas region11:56 Bishkek to host Festival of Korean Films11:46 Tajikistan’s trade policy adaptation discussed in Dushanbe amid membership in World Trade Organization11:20 Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy invites OIC Secretary General to participate in international summer school for young diplomats10:54 Russian Pacific National University sets quota for Kyrgyz school graduates10:06 Education Ministry plans to introduce theological education in school system17:27 2 licenses issued for development of shell limestone deposits in Osh and Jalal-Abad regions17:20 Kazakh delegation participates in meeting of Executive Committee of Bureau International des Expositions
Astana
+11° C
Ashgabat
+22° C
Bishkek
+18° C
Dushanbe
+18° C
Tashkent
+24° C
Ulaanbaatar
+16° C
exchange rates
 
78.21
68.26
10.55
1.06
373.14
327.66
50.51
5.09
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
4.02
3.50
0.54
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75