Couple Confronts Leftist Mob With Firearms After They Break into Gated Community
Clip shows the lawyers point their firearms at demonstrators
An armed couple came out to defend their home in St. Louis from Black Lives Matter protesters after they forced their way into their gated community.
Video and photos went viral, showing the two attorneys pointing their guns at the leftist mob.
The protestors were marching through the affluent Central West End neighborhood, demanding Mayor Lyda Krewson resign after she named residents who advocated for defunding the police.
The video shows the lawyers point their firearms at the demonstrators after they trespassed on the private, gated community.
Another video showed the mob enters the private street.
The clip showed protesters urging other demonstrators to keep moving to avoid confrontation.
A St. Louis couple in front of their home tonight as protesters marched past in the city’s Central West End. (photos courtesy @ksdknews partner @BILLGREENBLATT / UPI) #StLouisprotest #STL pic.twitter.com/I7VlUBUhZ2— Casey Nolen (@CaseyNolen) June 29, 2020
300 protesters were confronted by the couple after they breached a gate in the neighborhood, an NBC affiliate reported.
Five hundred demonstrators marched through the private neighborhood, the Associated Press reported.
The attorney's names were later published online, calling for them to be criminally charged.
Don Calloway wrote on Twitter:
"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."
"He should be arrested and charged with assault immediately. The MO Bar should revoke their licenses," Don Calloway wrote on Twitter.
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. He should be arrested and charged with assault immediately. The MO Bar should revoke their licenses. https://t.co/6N75iFLDtT— doncalloway (@dcstl) June 29, 2020
Saint Louis University Lawyer John Amman argued the couple's actions could be classified as assault, according to KSDK.
Amman said the couple had a right to act if they felt threatened.
He argued that if the protesters were not threatening the couple specifically, they wouldn't have the right to threaten lethal force.
President Donald Trump retweeted footage of the couple without comment.
The Missouri Bar told the Daily Mail that they were aware of the video, but it was a matter for Missouri's Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
The incident came following an online petition calling for Mayor Krewson to resign, amassing over 40,000 signatures.
Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a statement apologizing for her actions:
"In an effort to be transparent and accessible to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, for more than three months now, I have been doing tri-weekly community updates on Facebook."