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Couple point guns as race protesters pass their home

Target: Patricia and
Mark McCloskey at
their St Louis home PICTURE: AP

A WHITE couple pointed guns at racial equality protesters in St Louis as they marched towards the mayor’s home to demand her resignation.

The US stand-off came after mayor Lyda Krewson read names and addresses of residents who had written asking her to defund police.

She later apologised and removed the video but 500 people marched in protest on Sunday, chanting: ‘Resign Lyda. Take the cops with you.’

Armed: Couple shouted at protesters

Social media footage showed the gun-wielding pair, named as personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, at their home in the Missouri city. They stood shouting while people in the march were urged to keep moving. It was yesterday unclear if police were involved. There have been nationwide calls to defund the police following the death of George Floyd after white officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.

Trump: Statue demonstrators risk forgetting history

DONALD TRUMP has said black people who want to remove statues of slave owners and Confederate figures should ‘learn from history’ or risk ‘going back to it’. The US president told Fox News: ‘You take away that whole era and you’re going to go back to it sometime. People won’t know about it. They’re going to forget about it.’ Calls to remove statues have mounted in the wake of global Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.