St. Louis couple point guns at peaceful protesters calling for Mayor Lyda Krewson’s resignation ⇅
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St. Louis couple point guns at peaceful crowd of protesters calling for mayor to resign
A man and a woman in St. Louis pointed guns at protesters who were marching to call for the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 28. (averyrisch via Storyful)
The protesters marching through St. Louis on Sunday evening were armed only with posters and chants, all meant to put pressure on Mayor Lyda Krewson to redirect city funds away from law enforcement.
“Resign Lyda, take the cops with you,” they shouted on the way to the mayor’s house in the Central West End, banging on drums and carrying signs that said, “Respect us.” The first-term Democrat had publicly released the names and addresses of some fellow activists, and now they wanted to bring their demonstration to her door.
But as the peaceful crowd of about 500 walked along a private, gated street, a white couple who emerged from a marble mansion had something else in mind.
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. A few feet away, a woman pointed a pistol at the crowd, her finger directly on the trigger.
The Washington Post was unable to independently confirm the couple’s identity as of early Monday, at which point a video of the scene on social media had been viewed almost 8 million times.
for more, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/29/st-louis-protest-gun-mayor/