Louis Lawyer Couple Points Guns At Black Lives Matter Protesters

Patricia and Mark Mc Closkey in front of their home in the Central West End.- THEO WELLING

The woman pointed a handgun at protesters, the man a long rifle.

The man in the video told local CBS News affiliate News 4 on Monday that the protesters had "put us in fear of our lives".

According to the Associated Press, at least 500 protesters in St. Louis, Missouri were marching to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday, demanding her resignation after she publicly read the names and addresses of a number of people who asked her to defund police.

In the video, the unidentified couple shouted at protestors, while people in the march moved the crowd forward, urging participants to ignore them.

Gardner issued a statement late Monday morning, stating that she was "alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault". A video Trump tweeted out on Sunday showed one of his supporters yelling "white power" toward a demonstrator who was protesting against the president.

Krewson and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards came outside to greet the protesters, who demanded inmates held under "inhumane" conditions be released. Someone created a "Ken and Karen" meme out of the couple using a screenshot from the video.

As they made their way to a rally at Krewson's house on Lake Avenue, they passed by 1 Portland Place, a gargantuan, white marble home that St. Louis magazine said had once been called "St. Louis' most dazzling mansion". When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with "No Trespassing" and "Private Street" signs.

Protesters were heading toward Mayor Lyda Krewson's home, chanting, "Resign Lyda, take the cops with you".

One St. Louis alderwoman said the mayor had resorted to "intimidation of the residents [she was] elected to represent".

Mayor Krewson also added, "While this is public information, never did I intend to cause distress or harm to anyone". Louis, speaking into a megaphone at the protest Sunday.



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