A couple of white lawyers were filmed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter anti-racist protesters yesterday afternoon in St. Louis, United States.
Images shared on social media show the two pointing their guns – a small revolver and what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle – at the demonstrators who marched in front of their home. You can hear them tell the protesters to move on, as many stopped and started filming the scene.
– Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
According to the “Business Insider” website, the couple was identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey. Both are partners of a law firm that bears his surname.
Also according to the report, Mark currently defends a black man who accuses a police officer of assault, while Patricia is a member of the ethics board of the Missouri Bar Association.
here’s what happens when you march on Portland Place in St. Louis, MOthey’re scared of their own community pic.twitter.com/Ng8qW1Pa6C
– avery (@averyrisch) June 29, 2020
The couple may have to answer legally for the act, as there is a state law that prohibits the use of lethal weapons to practice threats and offenses to other people.
protest reception courtesy of the central west end. happy sunday st louis! pic.twitter.com/ezaQcjHZOm
– johnson torpedo (@toledomccormick) June 29, 2020