The McCloskeys' attorney, Albert Watkins, said in a statement to PEOPLE the couple is supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement, but he said they "acted lawfully on their property" in brandishing their guns.
McCloskey said there are "no public sidewalks or public streets", implying that the protesters were trespassing despite them not stepping onto the rounds of his property.
They were met inside the gate of Portland Place by a white couple, one brandishing a rifle and the other a handgun, photos and video clips show. The reason they even had guns was allegedly due to being threatened by a handful of white protesters, the latter fact supposedly eliminating the idea that their actions were racially-motivated. However, Mark McCloskey appears to think that peaceful protesters looking to picket the mayor's home was akin to the start of the French Revolution.
"I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate", McCloskey said, adding that race was not a factor in his decision to arm himself when he emerged from his mansion with his wife.
Protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released the names and addresses of residents who had suggested defunding the police department.
"I've spent my career defending people that are defenseless, for people having a hard time making their miracle happen, for people who don't have a voice", McCloskey said on Fox News' Tucker Carlson.
Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a St. Louis prosecutor, said she is working with police to launch an investigation into the incident, according to USA Today.
As he has done in a series of interviews in the past few nights, McCloskey maintained that he was "literally afraid that within seconds they would surmount the wall come into the house, kill us, burn the house down and everything that I've worked for and struggled for for the last 32 years". They didn't go to your house.
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\She further added that any attempt to chill peaceful protests through the threat of deadly force or intimidation would not be tolerated.
She added: "My office is now working with the public to investigate these events".
"Leave now", McCloskey said in the interview.
Personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey are now being slammed online for their reaction to protesters passing their Forest Park home in St. Louis as they made their way to challenge Mayor Lyda Krewson.
A 2018 profile of the couple's $US1.2 million ($1.6 million) home was surfaced, and four-year-old videos from YouTube channel of the law firm owned by the couple gained thousands more views.
In the video, demonstrators chanted "Let's Go" as the couple stood their ground at their front door, patrolling back and forth. For weeks they have advocated that the statue be taken down.
But there have not been any reports of any protesters coming into anyone's home, killing them and setting it on fire.