(ST. LOUIS) — A white couple pointed weapons at protesters in St. Louis as a bunch marched towards the mayor’s house to demand her resignation.
A social media video confirmed the armed couple standing exterior of their massive house Sunday night within the upscale Central West Finish neighborhood of the Missouri metropolis.
Within the video, the unidentified couple shouted at protesters, whereas individuals within the march moved the group ahead, urging individuals to disregard them.
The group of at the very least 500 individuals had been heading towards Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house, chanting, “Resign Lyda, take the cops with you,” information retailers reported.
Resignation calls for come after a Friday Fb reside briefing, the place Krewson learn the names and addresses of a number of residents who wrote letters to the mayor suggesting she defund the police division.
The video was faraway from Fb and Krewson apologized Friday, stating she didn’t “intend to trigger misery.”
The names and letters are thought of public information however Krewson’s actions obtained heavy backlash.
A web-based petition calling for her resignation had about greater than 43,000 signatures as of early Monday.
“As a pacesetter, you don’t do stuff like that … it’s solely proper that we go to her at her house,” stated State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, D-St. Louis, talking right into a megaphone on the protest Sunday.