Louis couple points guns at protesters - Full show on CBS All Access

Cheryl Sanders
July 2, 2020

Some for the taking down of statues, some for the trending hashtag #JusticeForBlackLives, etc.

US President Donald Trump courted controversy again on Monday by retweeting news footage of the white couple in St Louis who pointed guns at protesters.

A video circulated on social media platforms that have made the netizens go insane.

A social media video showed the armed couple standing outside of their large home Sunday evening in the upscale Central West End neighborhood of the Missouri city.

The crowd then proceeded to rally outside of Mayor Lyda Krewson's house, pushing through police barricades to the yard and the front porch, and painted the word "RESIGN" on the street outside the house. They chanted "Resign Lyda, take the cops with you".

The couple confronted the group of about 300 protesters after they breached a gate in the neighborhood, according to a local NBC affiliate.

It wasn't immediately clear whether St. Louis police were aware of the incident.

Resignation demands come after a Friday Facebook live briefing, where Krewson read the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters to the mayor suggesting she defund the police department.

Krewson was doing her regularly scheduled press conference about the coronavirus on Friday when she was asked about the protests. However, she subsequently removed the video from her profile. Thus, Mayor Lyda's actions sparked an angry backlash. More than 43,000 people signed a petition that called for her resignation. And this further led to the protest.

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