Demonstrators hold up a 'don't shoot' sign during a protest at the killing of teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri August 17, 2014. (Scott Olson/AFP)
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Missouri's governor Monday ordered National Guard troops to help restore order in Ferguson, hours after police hurled tear gas to disperse violent protesters in the town wracked by race riots.Ferguson has been engulfed in unrest since a white police officer on August 9 shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.The National Guard soldiers will respond to the unified police command in Ferguson, Governor Jay Nixon said in an executive order.About three hours before the midnight Sunday curfew, police in body armor and gas masks moved to disperse a peaceful protest that had deteriorated into mob violence.Johnson described the violence as "disobedience, preplanned aggression".At least two people were wounded by gunfire among the protesters, Johnson said. Just before 9:00 pm, hundreds of protesters marched toward the police command post, and people in the crowd threw "multiple" Molotov cocktails, bottles and rockets at police.The late Sunday protest followed a much larger and peaceful event at the Greater Grace Church in Ferguson honoring Brown.
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