Missouri Couple Points Guns At Protesters Marching Past Their Home




  • In Politics
  • 2020-06-29 07:22:04Z
  • By HuffPost
Missouri Couple Points Guns At Protesters Marching Past Their Home
Missouri Couple Points Guns At Protesters Marching Past Their Home  

A couple in St. Louis is coming under fire on social media after images and videos showed them aiming guns at protesters who were marching past their home on a private road.

Footage showed the couple, one with a pistol and the other with what appeared to be a semiautomatic rifle, shouting at the protesters and waving the weapons around. At times, they appeared to be pointing the firearms toward the demonstrators.

The march was organized by Expect Us, which billed the event as "a call to action against the violence towards Black people."

The route reportedly passed the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson (D), where protesters chanted: "Resign Lyda, take the cops with you." Local CBS station KMOV reported that demonstrators also painted "RESIGN" in the street outside her home.

Krewson is under pressure to step down after she read aloud the names and home addresses of constituents who had called for police reform during a Facebook Live video, a move critics said equated to doxxing critics of the police.

She later apologized and deleted the post.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. THE FACTS: The protester is holding a video camera and microphone, not a gun. On Sunday, as protesters in St. Louis marched through the city's Central West End neighborhood to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, they were confronted by a white couple pointing guns at them.

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before
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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Sunday, video posted online showed him wielding a long-barreled gun and her with a small handgun. The protesters, estimated at around 500 racially mixed people, were passing the house on the way to the nearby home of Mayor Lyda Krewson.

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