St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest

St. Louis Couple
In this June 28, 2020, file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told reporters Tuesday, July 14, 2020, that President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis’ top prosecutor has told The Associated Press that she’s charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges Monday against Mark and Patricia McCloskey.

Both are personal injury attorneys and in their 60s.

The McCloskeys’ actions during the June 28 protest drew praise from some who said they were legally defending their $1.15 million home, but scorn from others who said they risked bloodshed.

Several hundred protesters were marching to the mayor’s home, just a few blocks away.

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