County Executive Steve Stenger extended the state of emergency for at least 24 hours in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been a scene for protests since the anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer.
According to St Louis spokeswoman, Allison Blood, officials extended the state of emergency in Ferguson through at least Friday.
The order was first given on Monday after St Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declared state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri after protests on the anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer turned violent.
The state of emergency was declared because of "the potential for harm to persons and property,” according to Stenger.
Since the declaration of state of emergency, the protests have been peaceful, no arrests have been made in the past two days.
The decision came after prosecutors charged a young man, Tyrone Harris, and arrested several others involved in a shootout between gangs and police officers on Sunday night in the demonstrations to protest the shooting of Brown and other unarmed black men across the United States by police.
The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 had triggered nationwide protests, mostly peaceful but occasionally turning violent.
The incident started a national debate in the United States regarding race, especially about systemic racism endured by black communities at the hands of the police force.
Online court records show activists are continuing a legal push for a special prosecutor to review St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch's handling of Brown’s shooting case.