WATCH: Armed Missouri Couple Point Guns at Protesters Marching Past Their Home

In a video shared on Twitter that has now been viewed nearly 8 million times, a couple in Missouri came out of their house with guns, while protesters were marching past their home on a private road.

The man appears to be holding a rifle of some sort and the woman is holding a handgun.


The HuffPost reports the march was organized by Expect Us, which billed the event as “a call to action against the violence towards Black people.”

The route reportedly passed the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson (D), where protesters chanted: “Resign Lyda, take the cops with you.” Local CBS station KMOV reported that demonstrators also painted “RESIGN” in the street outside her home.


Per Business Insider hundreds of protesters were taking part in a march to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house Sunday evening when they passed through the couple’s gated community.

The couple have since been named as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two personal injury lawyers, according to the Riverfront Times.

Bystanders took video and pictures of the couple pointing guns at the protesters and yelling at them from their front lawn.

The husband was armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle with an extended clip, while his wife held a small handgun.

While some of the protesters stopped to stare at the gun-toting couple, others in the crowd could be heard urging them to move on.

Journalist Jonathan Myerson Katz tweeted that the couple may have been breaking a state law.

Missouri law states that “a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons … if he or she knowingly exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner.”

According to the website for the couple’s law firm, the McCloskey Law Center, they have been married for 30 years and have an adult daughter.

Patricia’s profile on the website states that she is a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethical review panel.

Mark is currently representing a Black man who was kicked by a St. Louis police officer while trying to surrender to the cop in April 2019. The officer in that case, David Maas, was indicted on a federal charge of deprivation of rights under color of law in March 2020.