Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek issued a statement Saturday after video and photos posted online showed him and his wife in front of their home removing a memorial that was placed by protesters in honor of Anthony McLain, a Black man shot by a local officer during a traffic stop in August.
According to the mayor, a group rallied at his residence Friday night and presented demands related to the killing of McClain. He said that he spoke with them but was shouted down, and that he was “subjected to obscene chants and personal insults for an extended period of time.”
The demonstrators later left, leaving behind candles and signs, “some of which included references to murder and ‘killer cops,’” Tornek said. He and his wife removed the signage, the mayor said.
Twitter user Sean Carmitchel posted a video of the couple taking down posters.
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