In a chaotic press conference/shouting match Saturday afternoon, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew on Ferguson, ordering people off the streets between midnight and 5 a.m. That angered many, who saw the curfew as giving the police free rein overnight.

Some even alleged that looting was allowed Friday night in order to justify the curfew.


Pro basketball player Rasual Butler blasts Ferguson curfew: ‘This type of force is inexcusable’

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.