Married White Missouri Lawyers Point Guns At Protesters Marching Through Gated Community
The husband had a semi-automatic rifle, and the wife held a handgun as they told protesters "Get out! Private property, get out!"
Videos of a white couple brandishing guns and threatening protesters in St. Louis, who were marching toward the mayor’s house, have made their rounds on social media.
Hundreds headed to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house on Sunday to demand her resignation after she read the names and addresses of advocates for defunding the police on Facebook Live, reports the St. Louis Dispatch. The crowd passed through a gated community, Portland Place, which seemed to anger white residents Mark and Patricia McCloskey.
The couple, who are both personal injury lawyers according to Insider, came onto their lawn to accost protesters. Mark held a semi-automatic rifle with an extended clip, and Patricia held a smaller handgun. Videos show some protesters attempting to engage in conversation with the couple, telling them to calm down, but others urged them to keep moving instead.