The St. Louis couple who pointed firearms at protesters beefed up the security of their home.
Hundreds of protesters returned on Friday and surrounded the fence around the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are personal injury lawyers, as more than a dozen men in casual clothing walked the grounds.
Protesters stopped at the McCloskeys’ home for approximately 15 minutes, carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” “Defund the Police,” and “No Justice, No Peace.” They also chanted phrases such as, “When Black lives are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back,” and “This is what democracy looks like.” One of the men on the McCloskeys’ balcony clapped with protesters.
The couple went viral last week after video footage showed them shouting and aiming their firearms at demonstrators passing their mansion in a private, gated community.
Patricia, 61, at one point crossed the lawn with her pistol while her husband Mark, 63, stood in the yard with a rifle. The McCloskeys bought their large home in 1988, according to St. Louis Magazine.
The couple said they were “in fear for our lives” when they pulled out their guns, according to KMOV.
The demonstrators were marching toward the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, who is facing intense backlash after broadcasting the personal information of her constituents calling to defund the police.
Krewson apologized after revealing her constituents’ information during a public briefing.
Author : Anthony Leonardi
Source : Washington Examiner : Guards protect home where St. Louis couple drew guns as protesters return