WATCH: St. Louis Couple Points AR-15, Handgun At Protesters

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The incident took place as protesters were on their way to Mayor Krewson’s home to demand her resignation.

According to Newsweek, videos “have emerged showing a married couple in Missouri pointing guns at protesters who were demanding the resignation” of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D).

  • Videos on social media revealed “a man holding a semi-automatic rifle and a woman pointing a handgun as hundreds of protesters march past their home in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis on Sunday,” Newsweek reported.
  • The married couple has been identified as personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey. In 2018, the couple was featured in St. Louis Magazine after they “restored their mansion back to how it previously looked a hundred years ago,” the report said.
  • One video showed “several protesters angrily confronting Patricia McCloskey while she points a handgun at them on her lawn.” Newsweek reported that “One man wearing a "hands up don't shoot" T-shirt then urges the protesters to get back onto the street.”

  • Protesters were demanding Mayor Krewson’s resignation after she “revealed the names and addresses of people who were calling for the defunding of the police department during a Facebook Live video,” the report continued.
  • Krewson took the video down three hours after she posted it, and she has since apologized “for the incident after facing a backlash and calls for her to stand down,” Newsweek wrote.

An online petition demanding Krewson’s resignation has been started and garnered more than 43,000 signatures so far.

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