When protesters shoot at the police, Governor Nixon requests the help of the National Guard. The midnight curfew does little to end the violence and looting. St. Louis County police pushes CNN‘s, Don Lemon and a group of protesters backward onto a sidewalk.
President Obama announces that Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson to meet with local leaders and the FBI who will conduct a separate federal civil rights investigation into the shooting. Obama:
While I understand the passion and anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving in to that anger by looting … only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos, he said, adding, There’s no excuse for excessive force by police or any action that denies people the right to protest peacefully.