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St Louis couple point guns at protesters”

In a region that has always been in the spotlight for tensions over policing and racial inequality, the interaction seemed to capture the divisions rippling throughout the nation in 2020.

In the video, the unidentified couple shouted at protesters, while people in the march moved the crowd forward, urging participants to ignore them. To be clear, it is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint on an issue of public concern. Demonstrators have been marching in St. Louis for weeks as part of nationwide protests against police brutality and racism, triggered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

A St. Louis couple came out of their home Sunday, waving their guns and threatening Black Lives Matter protesters.

The mayor started reading the suggestions out loud, including giving out the first and last names of the writers, as well as the streets where they live.

The statute, officially titled "use of force in defense of persons", also says a person doesn't "have a duty to retreat from a dwelling, residence, or vehicle where the person is not unlawfully entering or unlawfully remaining" and "from private property that is owned or leased by such individual".

Mayor Lyda Krewson has apologized for doxxing police critics.

The public identification, or "doxing", of activists is not illegal, but such an act carries a particularly fraught legacy in the St. Louis area: Since Michael Brown was shot by police in nearby Ferguson, Mo., six people connected to the protests that followed in 2014 have been found dead - some of them in violent, mysterious ways, the Associated Press reported. "It's a move created to silence dissent, and it's unsafe".

According to St. Louis Dispatch photographer Laurie Skrivan, the couple did point the guns at the protesters.

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Krewson released a statement later that day saying the names and addresses she read are public information, according to the affiliate.

The video was removed from Facebook and Krewson apologised, stating she didn't "intend to cause distress".

For some, such as Green, the apology is not enough.

Despite the calls for her resignation Sunday night, Krewson will not be stepping down.

On Sunday evening, they brought their campaign to the mayor's house, painting the words "resign" on the street in front. "It's only right that we visit her at her home".

A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St Louis, Missouri, as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation.

"No leader should resort to intimidation of the residents they were elected to represent".



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