Louis couple draw weapons on protesters headed to mayor's house

Clay Curtis
June 30, 2020

"A fellow lawyer from Missouri, a guy I know named Mark McCloskey committed an assault tonight in STL by pointing his AR-15 at peaceful protesters", lawyer Don Calloway wrote. A middle-aged white woman is also shown holding a pistol alongside the man.

Several videos emerged of the couple yelling and aiming their guns at the protestors. Voices can be heard telling people to move on.

Videos show a St. Louis couple waving guns at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house yesterday evening. The man can be seen standing on the mansion's porch with his rifle behind her. "There are no public sidewalks or public streets", McCloskey said.

On Sunday, Mr Trump drew swift condemnation for retweeting video of a Florida supporter shouting "white power", a phrase used by white supremacist groups, and later deleted it. The rifle-toting man wore beige khakis, a pink golf shirt and glasses, while the woman brandishing the pistol sported black yoga trousers and a striped black-and-white shirt.

The McCloskeys' home, which was featured in the local St. Louis Magazine after undergoing a renovation, was appraised at $1.15 million. 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.

The street is private property and clearly labeled as such with signs saying, "No Trespassing" and "Private Street", CNN reported.

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Similarly, diesel attracts 63 per cent or Rs 49.43 per litre as taxes, including Rs 31.83 as excise duty and Rs 17.60 as VAT. The Delhi Congress leaders, along with party workers, held protests at petrol pumps in all the districts of the city.

The marchers were calling for the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson, who had earlier posted a Facebook video of her reading letters from constituents advocating for defunding the police - complete with their full names and partial address information.

The video was removed from Facebook and Krewson apologised on Friday, stating she did not "intend to cause distress".

She was elected as St. Louis' first female mayor in 2017 after vowing to reduce crime and improve impoverished neighbourhoods in the city.

Missouri law states that a person "commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons" if "he or she knowingly exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner".

"We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated", she tweeted. Louis, speaking into a megaphone at the protest Sunday.

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