The McCloskeys claim that the crowd broke an iron gate leading to the private community and began shouting threats and obscenities as they approached their home. Both are personal-injury lawyers. When they did not, he got his rifle and stood outside, continuing to tell the crowd that they were on private property. "There are no public sidewalks or public streets". "We were threatened with our lives, threatened with the house [being] burned down".
"We were all alone facing an angry mob", said the man, who apparently refused to allow his name to be published. "Make no mistake: We will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable".
He didn't offer any extra commentary with his retweet of a video of the clash from the American ABC News to his 82.5 million followers.
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On June 29th, protestors came across two people armed with guns as they were on their way to protest outside the St Louis Mayors house.
No charges were brought against the McCloskeys.
While walking to the mayor's office, a couple aimed their guns at the protesters.
The Riverfront Times reports: "At one point, a barefoot Patricia, whose law firm bio says she is a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethical review panel, crosses the lawn and stumbles briefly while she has her gun aimed at protesters".More news: Researchers identify drugs that may block cell to cell transmission of coronavirus
Video shows McCloskey holding the black, long gun, and yelling, 'Private property.
Their attorney, Albert Watkins, told The Associated Press on Monday that the couple are long-time civil rights advocates and support the message of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The marchers were angry at Mayor Lyda Krewson for reading aloud the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters calling for defunding the police department. The group of at least 500 people chanted, "Resign, Lyda!"
Although police are reportedly focusing their investigation on the protesters, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner appears to have taken a different view of the altercation. The McCloskeys had been inside their home when they heard loud activity outside and saw "a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with "No Trespassing" and "Private Street" signs", St. Louis police said. The station could not confirm whether the gate was damaged by protesters, however.More news: Facebook is testing the dark mode on its app with select users
Armed homeowners standing in front of their house along Portland Place confront protesters on June 28, in the Central West End in St. Louis.