Parson deploys 1,000 troops amid violent protests

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Gov. Mike Parson yesterday said he would call up more than 1,000 National Guard troops amid violent protests in the state.

Parson activated the National Guard on Saturday while declaring a state of emergency.

The deployment announcement came after four St. Louis police officers were shot and a former Moline Acres police chief was killed.

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