Hundreds protested last night and thousands have signed a @Change.org petition for Mayor Lyda Krewson to resign.
But do these petitions hold legal weight? @kmoxmaria asked KMOX legal analyst Brad Young.
— KMOX St. Louis News (@kmoxnews) June 29, 2020
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Photos and video of a St. Louis couple holding and pointing guns at protesters calling for the mayor to resign are going viral.
It happened at a home on Portland Place in the Central West End neighborhood. The man held an AR-15 while the woman held a pistol.
Does anyone recognize these two dangerously silly people? This is in St. Louis. pic.twitter.com/y64pg8Jyhu
— Bill Streeter (@billstreeter) June 29, 2020
More than 500 protesters rallied in the neighborhood of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home. She’s come under fire in recent days, after giving out the names and addresses of some protesters who had wrote letters to her suggesting she should defund the police department. Krewson apologized on Facebook for it.
An online petition calling for her resignation had about more than 44,000 signatures as of early Monday.
Karen don’t shoot –: Patricia Mccloskey, one of the owners of McClosky Law Center in St. Louis, pointed a gun at protesters outside her home tonight as protesters marched past on the city’s Central West End. pic.twitter.com/OQGluGNNQl
— Justice for Floyd ➡️ I Can’t Breathe (@InsideASCIF) June 29, 2020
The couple who were pointing guns at protesters from outside their home
(Warning: Language in below video)
This is the Central West End. This guy is a lawyer and is standing in his yard with his wife pointing guns at Black Lives Matter peaceful protesters. pic.twitter.com/Vz8ldsI5eW
— Carmen San Diego (@RaeLNicole) June 29, 2020
Social media users slammed the couple, not just for pointing guns at protesters who appeared to be lawfully avoiding the property, but how the couple held their weapons in an unsafe manner…sometimes inadvertently pointing the guns at each other.
No shots were fired.
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