A married couple brandished firearms against a group of demonstrators who marched through their elegant St. Louis neighborhood on Sunday evening as they traveled to the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson.
The male house owner stood barefoot on his Renaissance-style veranda in the Central West End neighborhood while carrying a semi-automatic weapon around 6:00 PM. local time, while his wife pointed a gun at the meeting.
The couple confronted the group of around 300 protesters after breaking down a gate in the neighborhood, according to a local NBC affiliate.
A videos on Twitter he showed the woman to point to the weapon at the passage of protesters while screaming.
A protester wearing a shirt that says “Hands up, don̵
Protesters were traveling to Mayor Krewson’s home to demand his resignation after releasing the names and addresses of residents who had suggested defrauding the police department.
The couple’s “Midwestern mansion” home was published in St. Louis magazine in August 2018 after they completed a major renovation.
In the piece, they showcased their domed golden ceiling and the double curved marble staircase leading to the second and third floor landings.
“The glass windows” come from the reception room on the second floor of the 14th century Palazzo Davanzati in Florence, “and the shutters, at least the irons, are probably original,” the magazine told the couple.