Couple Aims Guns At St. Louis Protesters

Monday, June 29th 2020, 7:55 am
By: News On 6

A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation. A social media video showed the armed couple standing outside their large home Sunday evening in the upscale Central West End neighborhood of the Missouri city.

In the video, the unidentified couple shouted at protesters while people in the march moved the crowd forward, urging participants to ignore them.

The woman is seen pointing a handgun at the crowd. A man is seen holding a rifle.

The video was shared thousands of times on social media Sunday night, notes CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.

On Monday morning, President Trump retweeted video of the incident.

It wasn't immediately clear whether St. Louis police were aware of the incident. An email and phone call from The Associated Press to police weren't immediately answered.

The group of at least 500 people were heading toward Mayor Lyda Krewson's home, chanting, "Resign Lyda, take the cops with you," news outlets reported.