November 17th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

The governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and is activating the National Guard as a tense city awaits a grand jury's decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Protesters took to the streets Monday, a day after demonstrators in St. Louis blocked a major intersection in a protest that marked 100 days since Brown's death.

Nearby, dozens staged a "die in" - lying in the street pretending to be shot by other demonstrators portraying police officers.

OutFront, Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Brown family.

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