Weapons in hand, American couple threaten demonstrators

(Washington) Assault rifle and pistol: the video of an American couple pointing their weapons at demonstrators to move them away from their vast home , retweeted by Donald Trump, provoked cleavage reactions on Monday.

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Pink polo shirt and pleated pants for him, T-shirt and cropped pants for her, Mark and Patricia McCloskey went barefoot Sunday evening in their garden in St Louis, Missouri, as protesters marched through their private street to protest outside the town's mayor.

Mark McCloskey 63 years old, lawyer like his wife aged 61 years, said he was “terrified” in an interview with a local chain in this region of central states -United.

“A crowd of at least 100 people cut down the historic wrought iron gate of Portland Place “, their private street where several large houses are installed, they” rushed to my home, where my family was dining out and made us fear for our lives, “he told KMOV4.

“I was terrified that we were murdered in seconds, that our house was burned down, our pets killed. We were alone in front of an angry crowd, “he continued.

“This is private property. There are no sidewalks or public streets, “said Mark McCloskey.

Donald Trump retweeted without comment the video of this couple of white Americans, pointing a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at demonstrators in majority black.

The sequence outraged many Internet users and was made fun of. St. Louis City prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said she was “concerned” that “peaceful protesters were greeted with guns and a violent assault”.

“We must protect the right to peaceful protest,” she said, announcing that she is investigating with police and witnesses. .

Faced with the avalanche of criticism, a Republican elected representative of the House of Representatives, close to Donald Trump, defended the couple on Twitter by depicting an imaginary future threatening under the possible presidency of Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for the White House.

“In Joe Biden's America, your job is illegal, you are locked up at home, the borders no longer exist, the MS – 11 (the name of a gang founded in the United States by immigrants from Central America, note) live next door to you and the police do not come help you when the crowd arrives, “he tweeted with a photo of the couple, saying:

“They represent us all. “