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[UPDATE] – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional resources to Ferguson and the region “to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight,” he told reporters Tuesday. “The National Guard presence will be ramped up significantly,” he said.

FERGUSON, Mo. — At least 61 people were arrested in or near Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to information released by St. Louis County police spokesman Sgt. Brian Schellman. The allegations include unlawful assembly, arson and burglary. This is in addition to the 21 people that St. Louis city police said had been arrested during Ferguson-related protests in the city of St. Louis during the same time frame.

The mayor on Tuesday condemned violence that happened overnight in St. Louis and Ferguson, saying it “sets back the cause of social justice.” “Violence doesn’t solve anything, and if we’re going to have” real change, people need to work together, Slay said. St. Louis police will work to allow peaceful protests Tuesday, but they will respond more quickly to vandalism or violence than they did Monday night, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

A grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked the night of violence.

Michael Brown'a mom Lesley McSpadden reacts to the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Michael Brown’a mom Lesley McSpadden reacts to the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Michael Brown'a mom Lesley McSpadden reacts to the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Michael Brown’a mom Lesley McSpadden reacts to the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors light store on fire in Ferguson, MO

Protestors light store on fire in Ferguson, MO

Store looted in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

Store looted in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

Police car on fire in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

Police car on fire in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

Peaceful protestor hit in the face with a piece of concrete in Ferguson, MO.

Peaceful protestor hit in the face with a piece of concrete in Ferguson, MO.

Choking protestor pours milk on face.

Choking protestor pours milk on face.

Aerials of a police car on fire in Ferguson, MO

Aerials of a police car on fire in Ferguson, MO

Tear gas used in Ferguson, MO to disperse protestors.

Tear gas used in Ferguson, MO to disperse protestors.

Aerials in Ferguson, MO show tear gas in Ferguson, MO.

Aerials in Ferguson, MO show tear gas in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors confront cops in Ferguson, MO after the Grand Jury decision.

Protestors confront cops in Ferguson, MO after the Grand Jury decision.

Aerials in Ferguson, MO show protestors damaging a police car.

Aerials in Ferguson, MO show protestors damaging a police car.

Police car smashed in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

Police car smashed in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision.

President Obama speaks about the Grand Jury decision in Missouri.

President Obama speaks about the Grand Jury decision in Missouri.

Boost Mobile store right across the street from the Ferguson Police Department.  Windows smashed.

Boost Mobile store right across the street from the Ferguson Police Department. Windows smashed.

Police stop traffic in New York as protestors march towards the West Village.

Police stop traffic in New York as protestors march towards the West Village.

Store window busted in Ferguson

Cops in riot gear in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision

Cops in riot gear in Ferguson, MO following the Grand Jury decision

Protestors listen to Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO

Protestors listen to Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO

Moment of silence in Union Square, NY following the announcement of the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision in Missouri.

Moment of silence in Union Square, NY following the announcement of the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision in Missouri.

Bob McCulloch reads the Grand Jury decision in Clayton, MO.

Bob McCulloch reads the Grand Jury decision in Clayton, MO.

LAPD sets up mobile command post in preparation of Ferguson Grand Jury decision.

LAPD sets up mobile command post in preparation of Ferguson Grand Jury decision.

Protestors lay down next to the Michael Brown memorial in the street where he was killed.

Protestors lay down next to the Michael Brown memorial in the street where he was killed.

Protestors get agitated in Ferguson, MO ahead of Grand Jury decision.

Protestors get agitated in Ferguson, MO ahead of Grand Jury decision.

The court room in Clayton, MO is full of reporters ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

The court room in Clayton, MO is full of reporters ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

A group has gathered at South City Church in Shaw, MO to pray and watch the Grand Jury decision together.

A group has gathered at South City Church in Shaw, MO to pray and watch the Grand Jury decision together.

Protestors in Union Square, New York holding a banner with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing police involved shootings.

Protestors in Union Square, New York holding a banner with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing police involved shootings.

Protestors in Union Square, New York holding a banner with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing police involved shootings.

Protestors in Union Square, New York holding a banner with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing police involved shootings.

Aerials over Ferguson PD ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Aerials over Ferguson PD ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Aerials over Ferguson PD ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Aerials over Ferguson PD ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Police stand out front of the police department in Ferguson, MO ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Police stand out front of the police department in Ferguson, MO ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

A makeshift memorial where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO

A makeshift memorial where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO

Protestors block bus in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors block bus in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors in Anonymous masks await Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors in Anonymous masks await Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors in Anonymous masks await Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors in Anonymous masks await Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Former cop, Ray Lewis, holds a sign to show solidarity in Ferguson, MO.

Former cop, Ray Lewis, holds a sign to show solidarity in Ferguson, MO.

Protestors gather near the police department in Ferguson, MO awaiting the Grand Jury decision.

Protestors gather near the police department in Ferguson, MO awaiting the Grand Jury decision.

Police prepare for protestors before the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO

Police prepare for protestors before the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO

Protestors in Ferguson, MO call for the indictment of Darren Wilson.

Protestors in Ferguson, MO call for the indictment of Darren Wilson.

National Guard troops present in Clayton, MO where the prosecutor will announce the Grand Jury decision.

National Guard troops present in Clayton, MO where the prosecutor will announce the Grand Jury decision.

Crowds in Ferguson, MO chant "Indict that cop!" ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Crowds in Ferguson, MO chant “Indict that cop!” ahead of the Grand Jury decision.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

Stores inside the St. Louis Galleria close in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO.

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Stores close in Ferguson, MO in anticipation of the Grand Jury ruling.

Stores close in Ferguson, MO in anticipation of the Grand Jury ruling.

The St. Louis Police memorial covered up in anticipation of the Grand Jury ruling.

The St. Louis Police memorial covered up in anticipation of the Grand Jury ruling.

Media awaits Ferguson Grand Jury announcement.

Media awaits Ferguson Grand Jury announcement.

Mailboxes in Clayton, MO are locked in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision.

Mailboxes in Clayton, MO are locked in anticipation of the Grand Jury decision.

Protestors in Ferguson, MO set up tent near the police department.

Protestors in Ferguson, MO set up tent near the police department.

A Ferguson, MO business across the street from Ferguson PD asks for prayers.

A Ferguson, MO business across the street from Ferguson PD asks for prayers.

Rick Canamore is holding a sign in Ferguson, MO.

Rick Canamore is holding a sign in Ferguson, MO.

A large memorial photo of slain teenager Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the site of Brown's funeral on Monday, August 25, 2014.

A large memorial photo of slain teenager Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the site of Brown’s funeral on Monday, August 25, 2014.

In this February 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting. Wilson is the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.

In this February 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting. Wilson is the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.

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