(NEWSER) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early today, hours after another violent night.

The National Guard will help "in restoring peace and order" to the St. Louis suburb that has been rocked by angry protests since the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Nixon said in a statement, as per the AP.

"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," Nixon said.

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