‘We were in fear of our lives’ “We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob.”
Mark McCloskey reached out to News 4 Monday morning saying he was having dinner with his family outside of his home when the crowd went through wrought iron gates marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs on Portland Place.
“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives,” McCloskey said.Play Video
Despite his claims, video circulating on social media shows protesters opening and walking through the unbroken gate. It is unclear when it was actually damaged or who destroyed it.
“This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed.