Both barefoot, outside the door of their homes in St. Louis, Missouri, holding a rifle and a gun. So, one American couple welcomed the protests of the protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement, which yesterday invaded their property.
Yesterday a group of protesters he went to the house of Mayor Lyda Krewson, to ask for his resignation, after the diffusion of names and addresses of some citizens who had asked the police to cut the funds. The protests are part of the Black Lives Matter movement, born in 2013 and returned to the center of the news after the death of George Floyd, an African-American killed by a policeman.
The procession also entered the property of a couple, residing in the luxurious Central West End neighborhood. So, when they saw the demonstrators, husband and wife went barefoot on the entrance path, holding a rifle and a gun. The scene was immortalized in a video, posted on Twitter, in which the two owners are seen yelling at the crowd, with the weapons firmly in hand. The couple told police that protesters entered the garden, passing an entrance gate, on which the sign was allegedly exposed. “don’t go past “.” This is private property, go away “, they would have shouted husband and wife to the crowd, aiming the rifle and pistol in a few moments against the people who passed in front of their home.
Who is the couple who took up arms
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, 63 years old he and 61 lei, are a couple of lawyers, both specializing in personal injury. Patricia, according to her Facebook profile, graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University and then attended the Southern Methodist University (Smu) Dedman School of Law in Dallass, Texas. Right here she would meet Mark, also a student at SMU, who would later become her husband.
According to reports from the American media, Mark McCloskey would have defended l’Afro-American Isaiah Forman, kicked and shot by an officer in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, David Maas. Last March, the lawyer had declared, according to reports from Associated Press: “I am glad that law enforcement is subject to the same standard as everyone else“The couple runs the McCloskey Law Center, located within the historic Nieman Mansion.
“It seemed like the taking of the Bastille – commented Mark McCloskey during an interview with Kmov – PI knew that we would die and burn our house and kill our dog“The protests were not actually directed against the couple, nor against their $ 1.7 million property.”This is all private property – added the lawyer – there are no public sidewalks or public roads. We were alone in front of an angry crowd“. Mark claims that the protesters got angry and tore the gate apart, despite the videos not showing it:”I don’t know how many people there were, they were a high number, all angry, all screaming, all coming towards us“.