A now-deleted Facebook video from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has thousands calling for her to resign and has gained national attention. The mayor gave out the names and home addresses of some St. Louisans who want to defund the police.
During a Facebook Live briefing on Friday, Mayor Krewson was reading letters from residents who wrote to her office to say how the budget should be spent.
She then gave first and last names, plus the streets people lived on. Some were exact addresses.
Shortly after, the Facebook video was taken down.
Huge protests erupted HUNDREDS of Violent leftists converged on her home in St. Louis City.
While the mainstream media was focusing on this news, several priests showed up at the statue of St. Louis on Saturday to pray. One local priest was heckled and harassed while he tried to explain the history of St. Louis of France.
The mob threatened to take the St. Louis Cathedral next!
There were few incidents that weren’t reported.
About 200 people gathered in St. Louis as Black Lives Matter activists announced a promise to tear down a statue of King Louis IX of France, after whom the city is named, leading to a clash between protesters.
“He’s gonna come down,” Umar Lee, one of the Saturday protest organizers, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of the statue. “This guy right here represents hate, and we’re trying to create a city of love. We’re trying to create a city where Black lives matter. We’re trying to create a city where there is no anti-Semitism or Islamophobia … this is not a symbol of our city in 2020.”
Now, this: A Muslim BLM activist Umar Lee was one of the organizers of the attack on the Christians that came to pray at the statue of King Louis IX, Lee is now also urging people to go to the Archbishop’s home at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
He created an event called house visit of the archbishop.
The event states: “This Saturday we held a successful rally with over 200 people calling for the removal of the King Louis IX statue in Forest Park due to his violent, antisemitic, Islamophobic, and anti-black legacy. To continue the momentum of that great event in which we successfully ran off White Nationalists we will attempt to meet with the new Archbishop of the St. Louis Archdiocese and ask him to help to mediate and diffuse the situation by buying the monument from the city and putting it on private church property. The date and time listed here isn’t the exact date and time. Sign up to attend and you will later be advised,” the event page states. “In the meantime please sign-up to canvas and lobby your member of the Board of Alderman on the issue.” Photo below:
Umar is also is leading the efforts to change the name of the city!
The petition begins by noting the recent success the “New Civil Rights Movement” has had removing controversial statues, both those that were torn down and those that were legally removed. Petitioners say the current climate is the perfect time to take down the King Louis statue and change the city’s name:
Over the past several years beginning with the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, America has underwent a New Civil Rights Movement. Part of this movement has been removing statues of racists, slavemasters, and Confederates from public spaces. In 2017 St. Louis removed the Confederate Monument in Forest Park after protests. In 2020 the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from Tower Grove Park. It is now time for St. Louis to take the bold step to remove the statue of King Louis IX from Forest Park and rename the city.
Lee was cuffed and detained in September 2014 in Ferguson.
Moji Sidiqi, another organizer of Saturday’s event and member of the Regional Muslim Action Network, suggested after the statue is torn down, a new monument should be erected in its place that celebrates the city’s diversity.
“It’s a revolution,” Sidiqi said. “It’s time for change … right now, our number one mission is to take this thing down and sit down with people who want to see positive change take place and continue to heal our country.”
Demonstrators on Saturday were met by several Christian activists, who argued the statue’s religious symbolism is too important to the city to remove it.