Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor’s home

Cheryl Sanders
June 30, 2020

The marchers were on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to ask her to resign.

In video posted to Twitter by Daniel Shular, the man was seen pointing a rifle at protesters while a woman held a pistol and appeared to be speaking to the passing crowd. The video was removed and Krewson apologized the same day, saying she didn't intend to cause distress.

At the time of publication, it's been retweeted more than 30,000 times.

According to the Missouri state law, a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons "if he or she knowingly exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner".

The McCloskeys, he said, were hesitant to come forward with the full story out of fear that they would "disparage the importance of Black Lives Matter".

"They want to make it really clear that they believe the Black Lives Matter message is important". She added that her office is "currently working with the public and police to investigate these events". The protesters called for Krewson's resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department.

He didn't offer any extra commentary with his retweet of a video of the clash from the American ABC News to his 82.5 million followers.

Trump also blasted Princeton University's weekend announcement it was removing former USA president Woodrow Wilson's name from its schools over his racist remarks and policies.

The couple's "Midwestern palazzo" home was featured in St. Louis Magazine in August 2018 after they completed a major renovation.

A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 28, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. "It is a sign that she just does not know or does not care".

The names and letters are considered public records but Krewson's actions received a heavy backlash.

"As a leader, you don't do stuff like that".

Numerous protests have devolved into violence in recent weeks since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody in Minnesota. Floyd, who was handcuffed, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes.

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