CNN:- Protesters en route to demonstrate outside of the St. Louis mayor’s residence were walking on a private street when two armed individuals came out of a home brandishing weapons.
Videos obtained by CNN show two individuals, a man with a long rifle and a woman with a handgun, holding their firearms outside a St. Louis home as protesters walked by — protesting the Mayor Lyda Krewson’s decision to publish the names and addresses of people in favor of police reform.
Two eyewitness videos obtained by CNN were taken outside the home on Portland Place, a private street near Krewson’s home, around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Daniel Shular, a local reporter, took one of the videos and said he watched the entire roughly 10-minute long incident unfold.
About 500 protesters were cutting through Portland Place, according to Shular, to bypass road closures nearby that blocked access to the mayor’s home.
“A door next to the gate at Portland Place was unlocked and protesters went through it to cut through the neighborhood to get to Krewson’s house,” he told CNN.
That’s when Shular says the man and the woman — now identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey — came out of the house with the firearms.
At one point in his 31-second video, the woman points the handgun in the direction of protesters.
(Read more at: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/29/us/st-louis-couple-protest-firearms-trnd/index.html)