And of course, not everyone agrees. Local circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner issued a statement on Monday characterizing the events as a "violent assault" on the protesters.
"I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault," said Gardner, who says she's working with police to investigate the confrontation according to Fox19, "We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated."
Gardner failed to mention that the protesters were on private property when the 'peaceful protest' occurred, or that the protesters 'peacefully' broke down a gate to gain entry.
Meanwhile, McCloskey attorney Albert Watkins told the Associated Press on Monday that his clients support Black Lives Matter, and only grabbed their guns after several white protesters 'violently threatened the couple and their property and that of their neighbors,' according to Fox.
"The most important thing for them is that their images (holding the guns) don't become the basis for a rallying cry for people who oppose the Black Lives Matter message," said Watkins. "They want to make it really clear that they believe the Black Lives Matter message is important."