Protesters gather outside Pittsburgh mayor’s home as a result of tweet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After standing around for about 15 minutes beginning at 8 p.m., some began shouting such slogans as, “Come outside, Bill” and “Stop tweeting!”

Some also shined flashlights and strobe lights on the outside of his home. There were lights on inside Mr. Peduto’s house, but he did not come out as he had in August after people confronted him about police tactics at earlier social justice demonstrations.

Outrage grew on social media earlier Thursday after the mayor asserted on Twitter on Wednesday night that the “radical right and radical left” were joining in opposition to him.

Several police on motorcycles watched the protesters nearby.

Another protester then arrived at about 8:40 p.m. with a megaphone and began shouting insults and chants at the houses along the mayor’s street. She and one of the mayor’s neighbors exchanged words and insults for about five minutes before the neighbor went back inside his house.

The protesters left, peacefully, at about 9:15 p.m.

In his tweet, Mr. Peduto also said that in the 12 elections in which he had been a candidate, he had never received a donation from any police political action committee.

Nick Trombola: ntrombola@post-gazette.com.

First Published January 21, 2021, 9:07pm

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