White couple points guns at protesters marching toward St. Louis mayor's home

  • White couple points guns at protesters marching toward St. Louis mayor's home

White couple points guns at protesters marching toward St. Louis mayor's home

A man and woman pointed a pistol and what appears to be an assault rifle at the crowd Sunday.

Nearly 100,000 people have since viewed the same video, which comes after Mr Trump retweeted a video in which someone yells "white power" at protesters in a Florida.

Protesters in St Louis on Sunday were meanwhile ushered past the white couple with guns, who Mr Trump appeared to endorse with his tweet on Monday.

A couple draws their firearms on protesters as they enter their neighbourhood during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 28, 2020, in this picture grab obtained from a social media video.

"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", McCloskey told KMOV. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. That's when the married couple comes out of their home holding guns.

Patricia is a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethics-review panel and Mark is now representing a black man who was kicked by a St. Louis police officer while trying to surrender in April 2019. A sign on the gate says "private street".

The video was removed from Facebook and Krewson apologised Friday, stating she didn't "intend to cause distress". To be clear, it is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint on an issue of public concern.

For each letter calling on police defunding, Krewson also named the writer and the person's street or home address - even as some viewers in the comments pleaded with her to stop. A petition demanding Krewson's resignation has already accumulated more than 26,800 signatures in less than 24 hours.

"As a leader, you don't do stuff like that ... it's only right that we visit her at her home", said state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, D-St.