FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com staff) -- Many protesters in Ferguson say they plan to violate the curfew put into effect by Governor Jay Nixon during a press conference Saturday afternoon.
Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m.
Congressman Lacy Clay agreed with Nixon's decision to order a curfew saying many residents "should be out here and their voices heard," but says the purpose of the curfew is to "protect the public and the people who live in the area."
News 4's Chris Nagus has more.