St. Louis mayor has temporarily moved out of her home due to protests, report says

By 97.1 FM Talk

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and her husband temporarily moved out about two months ago following nightly protests outside their home in the Central West End, according to a report. 

Krewson was the target of demonstrators who wanted her to resign for having mentioned during a Facebook live event the names and addresses of some people who want a northside jail defunded. She later apologized for it on Facebook

They moved into an apartment, still in the same neighborhood, "to deescalate the situation, to save police resources, and importantly because our neighbors were being disturbed and threatened," according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Some of Krewson's neighbors say it has been generally quiet for the past couple of months since the couple moved. However, there are still remnants of the protests as the street is stained with "LYDA RESIGN." Similar messages were written outside City Hall in downtown St. Louis during that time until police forced the protesters to leave. 

Neighbors say they've heard some cars revving their engines and burning their tires on the street. 

The protests calling for Krewson to resign are what sparked the standoff between protesters and the McCloskey couple who waved guns at protesters from their Central West End home. 

KMOX's Kevin Killeen contributed to this report.
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