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State of Emergency Declared in St. Louis County

Officials in St. Louis County declared a state of emergency on Monday, effective immediately, as a result of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, ABC News reports.

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger released the following statement:

“The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger. The time and investment in Ferguson and Dellwood will not be destroyed by a few that wish to violate the rights of others.”

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