Louis couple wave guns at protesters marching past their home

Elias Hubbard
June 30, 2020

"To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters". "My clients were not arming themselves against peaceful protesters".

The gun-toting McCloskeys had several protesters stop to stare at them while many others encouraged them to move forward.

"My clients, though, had to deal with comments that were from two individuals that were perpetrating these acts of violence and, not charging, but coming toward them and doing so in a fashion that was threatening, menacing and in a fashion inconsistent with the Black Lives Matter message".

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. It was only then that the couple armed themselves and stood guard on their front lawn. Police are now investigating the incident to determine whether the protesters committed trespassing and fourth-degree assault by intimidation. No other police reports were filed that night, a department spokesperson told Fox News.

The protesters are shown standing on the sidewalk and the street. I was terrified that we'd be murdered within seconds, our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.

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 grab obtained from a social media video. He could be heard yelling while holding a long-barreled gun.

Patricia McClosky points a handgun at the crowd of about 300 unarmed protesters.

One person wrote: "Shame on these people".

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

After shouting at the couple for at least 10 minutes, the group continued on to Krewson's house. The Democratic mayor of St. Louis is facing backlash for reading aloud during a public briefing the full names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department.

Despite the names and letters being a matter of public record, Krewson was heavily criticised for her actions and was forced to remove the video from Facebook.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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