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Parson declares state of emergency

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Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of George Floyd. We are also saddened by the acts of violence that have transpired across our nation and state in response to this event. At this time, we are taking a proactive approach to protect Missouri and its people,” Parson said.

The Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Highway Patrol will assist local authorities as needed.

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