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(FERGUSON, Mo.) —  Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional Missouri National Guardsmen to Ferguson Tuesday morning amid protests across the city, the governor’s office announced in a statement.

The additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, according to the statement.

Numerous fires were visible in Ferguson throughout Monday night and early Tuesday morning, with buildings and vehicles engulfed.

Businesses were left trashed amid the protests.

The protests followed a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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Protests have also spread to other cities.

In New York, approximately 200 people gathered in Union Square, then marched to Times Square. In Philadelphia, several hundred people marched along Market Street in downtown. In Chicago, about 200 demonstrators marched peacefully through the streets.

In Washington, about 150 to 200 people are marching towards the White House. And in Los Angeles, about 100 people are marching downtown on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Marches were also reported in Oakland, Calif., and Seattle.

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