Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to start withdrawing from Ferguson. The Guard was brought in on Monday, which was the tenth day of the unrest that resulted after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson.
The Guard was based at the Unified Command Center, which had been attacked by protestors on Sunday. The Command Center will continue to be staffed with members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and officers from St. Louis County. Overnight, there was relative calm with about 150 protestors walking along West Florissant and near the site of the shooting. Police say seven people were arrested overnight and early this morning for mostly minor offenses.
The funeral for Michael Brown is set for Monday. A St. Louis County grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Wednesday to determine if criminal charges are warranted. That process could take several months to complete.
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