The St. Louis based protest group Expect Us planned to march to Mayor Lyda Krewson's House after she read names and addresses of activists who wanted to defund the St. Louis police department on a Facebook Live. A marched started not far from her house, but the group encountered a couple waving guns at them in a moment that immediately went viral.
The couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey who are personal injury lawyers, found viral fame and were invited to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention. After the confrontation protesters occupied the street in front of the mayor's house into the night. Five days later, demonstrators returned to the neighborhood where streets were closed with barricades and private security was guarding the McCloskey's home.