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US St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters were ‘in fear for our lives’

06:15  30 june  2020
06:15  30 june  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

Trump Retweets Video of White St. Louis Couple Waving Guns at Protesters

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A man and a woman have been filmed brandishing guns at protesters who swarmed at the edge of their property, after a group of Black Lives Matter A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against St . Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St . Louis

A video showing a couple in a rich St Louis neighborhood scaring BLM protesters away from their porch with guns has quickly become an online hit. The pair have been both attacked and praised for their actions on social media. The Missourians who became an internet sensation were revealed to

A St. Louis couple who brandished guns at peaceful protesters surging down their street said Monday they were terrified of what appeared to them to be an unruly mob.

St. Louis homeowner who pointed weapon at protesters says he 'was a victim of a mob' and doesn't oppose Black Lives Matter

  St. Louis homeowner who pointed weapon at protesters says he 'was a victim of a mob' and doesn't oppose Black Lives Matter A St. Louis homeowner who pulled a gun on protesters walking on his private street said he was "in imminent fear they would run me over, kill me.""I was a person scared for my life, protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood. I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate," Mark McCloskey told CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday.

A group of St . Louis , Missouri, protesters encountered a white couple pointing guns at them as they marched to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in a The protesters were marching to demand Krewson’s resignation after she read on a Friday Facebook Live briefing the names and home addresses of

A white couple in St Louis pointed guns at a group of protesters who were marching to the home of the city’s mayor to demand her resignation. Videos from social media show the husband and wife emerging armed from their front door on a private street in the wealthy neighborhood of Central West

“It was like the storming of the Bastille, the gate came down and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through,” personal injury lawyer Mark McCloskey, 63, told KMOV-TV on Monday. 

Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June 28, in the Central West End of St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/)

“I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.”

Mark McCloskey held a rifle and his wife, 61-year-old Patricia McClosky, pointed a handgun at the crowd of about 300 demonstrators.

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SEE IT: Couple points guns at protesters in Missouri neighborhood; video gets a Trump retweet. “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives

They wrote,[6] "The white couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matters protestors marching past their palazzo in St . Louis brag that one of their According to Saint Louis University Lawyer John Amman, their actions could possibly be classified as assault by putting protesters in fear of their

SEE IT: Couple points guns at protesters in Missouri neighborhood; video gets a Trump retweet

The marchers were calling for the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson, who had earlier posted a Facebook video of her reading letters from constituents advocating for defunding the police – complete with their full names and partial address information.

Though she later took the video down and apologized, for her detractors the damage was done.

Mark McCloskey told KMOV that the “mob of at least 100” had “smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them,” even though video evidence refuted that claim, showing as it did the gate intact, and protesters opening it and walking through.

The family had been dining outside, McCloskey told KMOV, and the crowd allegedly rushing toward them “put us in fear for our lives.” 

Patricia McClosky points a handgun at the crowd of about 300 unarmed protesters. (Laurie Skrivan/)

Who is Kimberly Gardner, St. Louis prosecutor investigating gun-toting couple?

  Who is Kimberly Gardner, St. Louis prosecutor investigating gun-toting couple? St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner has said that her office is investigating the confrontation between a gun-toting couple who stood in their front yard as those she called “peaceful protesters” marched through the private neighborhood.Gardner, who was elected in 2016 on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system, was reportedly backed by liberal billionaire George Soros.

"A couple pointed guns at protesters in St . Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation," read the ABC News tweet caption which Trump shared with no context. As local CNN affiliate KMOV-TV reported Sunday, protesters were on their way toward the nearby St

A married couple brandished firearms at protesters marching through their upscale St . Louis The protesters were en route to Mayor Krewson’s home to demand her resignation after she released A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against

The street is private property and clearly labeled as such with signs saying, “No Trespassing” and “Private Street,” CNN reported.

“The peaceful protesters were not the subject of scorn or disdain by the McCloskeys,” the couple’s attorney, Albert S. Watkins, told CNN. “To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters. The actions of violence, destruction of property and acts of threatening aggression by a few individuals commingling with the peaceful protesters, gave rise to trepidation and fear of imminent and grave.”

Authorities weren’t necessarily buying their story on Monday.

“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner tweeted Monday, adding that her office is investigating. “We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.” 

CHOP: Leader of Seattle's 'autonomous zone' says many protesters are leaving .
The de facto leader of the autonomous protest zone in Seattle, known as CHAZ and CHOP, said Wednesday "a lot of people have already" left the area, days after the city's mayor said she was going to persuade people to leave. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); A statement from a Twitter account that claims to be associated with the protest zone -- known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), or Capitol Hill Organized Protest -- said that "few people remain in our beloved CHOP.

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