Thursday, 02 July, 2020

Trump shares video of white couple pointing guns at St Louis protesters

Mark and Patricia Mc Closky brandish guns at Black Lives Matter protesters- featured image via screenshot Missouri Democratic mayor accused of intimidating defund police protesters after reading names, partial add...
Deanna Wagner | 29 June, 2020, 20:12

Democrat St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Friday named rioters, and released their addresses, who had called for defunding the police.

People in the march urged fellow marchers to ignore the couple and keep walking.

Protesters had sent her, in writing, some ideas and requests.

Around 6 p.m. Sunday, a barefoot man in a pink collared shirt walked out from the five-story house, carrying a semiautomatic rifle as he appeared to threaten the group. "To alleviate community relations we demand that Mayor Krewson resign from office and a special election be held to replace her".

One video posted to Twitter shows the woman holding her gun at a protester who is wearing a t-shirt that reads, 'Hands up, don't shoot'. Trump did not add any remarks to the video, but his supporters and opponents quickly read it in two different ways. Mark and Patricia are personal injury lawyers who have exclusively represented people "seriously injured or killed as the result of the negligence of others" for the past 3 decades.

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Numerous protests have devolved into violence in recent weeks since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody in Minnesota.

The couple, dubbed Karen and Ken by the internet, came out of their mansion wielding firearms. Its exterior is made from limestone and marble, and its interior has been decorated to look like various Renaissance palaces from Europe, according to the profile. But the usual hypocritical liberal outcry was so great she subsequently apologized after reading the names and partial addresses of at least 10 rioters during a Facebook Live briefing on coronavirus.

Late Friday, Krewson issued an apology, saying: "I would like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters and comment cards to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today".

Krewson, a white long-time alderwoman, was elected as St. Louis' first female mayor in April 2017 by pledging to work to reduce crime and improve impoverished neighbourhoods. Following a number of tense confrontations over the weekend, more than 40,000 people signed an online petition calling on Krewson to resign.

"As a leader, you don't do stuff like that ... it's only right that we visit her at her home", State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, D-St. Louis, speaking into a megaphone at the protest Sunday.