ORLANDO, Fla. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency, and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer last week.
The decision comes after another night of violence on the streets over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.
Looters targeted the convenience store where Brown is accused of stealing a box of cigars the day he was shot.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is patrolling the streets to keep the demonstrators under control, but more than 1,000 miles away in Orlando demonstrators are rallying behind Brown's supporters.
About 50 people held a peaceful demonstration at Lake Eola Saturday afternoon.
The crowd chanted “hands up, don’t shoot” and said a prayer.
They said they wanted to stand up for Brown and others who have died by a gun when they were unarmed.
“Especially after the Trayvon Martin incident. Awareness is being raised to the frequency of this happening across the country,” said Parris Baker.
The demonstration marked the second rally in Orlando this week.
“It’s about recognizing that there are things in this country that need to be improved,” Baker said.