A video has gone viral of wild scenes when a couple pointed a pistol and an assault rifle at Black Lives Matters protesters in an angry confrontation outside their huge mansion.Holding the semiautomatic weapon in his two hands while a woman waves a silver hand gun, the man gesticulates and can be heard warning hundreds of protesters off his property. In one video, the protesters seem to be calm walking on the footpath, not entering the man’s garden. However, in other footage it is possible that some protesters can be seen on his grounds. Local media have identified the pair as Mark and Patricia McCloskey. The couple can be seen standing on the forecourt of their massive St Louis, Missouri, mansion telling protesters to get off their perfectly manicured lawns.
Both lawyers, the McCloskeys run one of St Louis’s premier personal injury law firms. The faux Renaissance-style home the McCloskeys were videoed defending was featured two years ago in St Louis Magazine after the couple invited photographers in for a photo shoot.
In this livestream footage you can clearly see the STL black lives matter mob entered through the gate to a private community. This was not a public sidewalk. https://t.co/NeKHgTBWEu pic.twitter.com/UdYq3pGtlb— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) June 29, 2020