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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- On Tuesday afternoon, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that more than 2,000 National Guardsmen will be in place near Ferguson overnight in the event of more violence.

The goal is to prevent a repeat of what happened Monday night in Ferguson, where fires and looting erupted after it was announced that a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Nixon says 700 guardsmen were in the area on Monday night, mostly in a support role for local police.