Democrat St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Friday named rioters, and released their addresses, who had called for defunding the police. The couple has been identified as personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey.
On Sunday evening, they brought their campaign to the mayor's house, painting the word "resign" on the street in front.
Thankfully, no shots were fired by the couple and the protest was peaceful.
According to Riverfront Times on Friday, "St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson took some time out from a public briefing on COVID-19 Friday to read aloud the full names and addresses of several of her own constituents who are calling for police reform".More news: Charge over Liver Building fire in LFC fans' celebration
After shouting at the couple for at least 10 minutes, the group continued on to Krewson's house. He can be heard yelling while holding a long-barreled gun. Ideal example of why civilians should not own AR-15 assault weapons to protect themselves from these threatening people. Neither Krewson nor the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department immediately responded to requests for comment.
Krewson then read the person's name and the street they lived on, adding the person "wants no police - no money going to police". There are no public sidewalks or public streets.
As the group moved by their home, the couple with the firearms appeared on their back porch and told the activists to move on.
"We were all alone facing an angry mob", said the man, who apparently refused to allow his name to be published. The video has gone viral, tallying more than 8 million views.More news: Macy’s to cut 4,000 jobs due to COVID-19
Video shows the protesters walking through an open gate. It was unclear when it was damaged. President Trump retweeted it without explanation on Monday morning. The video was removed and Krewson apologized the same day, saying she didn't intend to cause distress.
"As a leader, you don't do stuff like that ... it's only right that we visit her at her home", said state representative Rasheen Aldridge, speaking into a megaphone at the protest on Sunday.
Social media users give white people the names "Ken and Karen" when they are caught acting privileged or racist against people of color. Floyd was pronounced dead May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes.
She was elected as St. Louis' first female mayor in 2017 after vowing to reduce crime and improve impoverished neighbourhoods in the city.More news: California Closing Bars as Coronavirus Infection Spreads, Governor Newsom Says