Seven Arrested for Protesting Conviction of Antiracist Demonstrator
The protesters objected to the disorderly conduct conviction of a counterprotester at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Seven people were arrested Friday for protesting the guilty verdict given to a counterprotester at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., BuzzFeed reports. The protester, Corey Long, used a flamethrower against white nationalists during the August 12 rally; a photo showing him using a spray-paint can to shoot flames toward white nationalists at the event went viral. Long has maintained he was acting in self-defense. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct and sentenced to 20 days in jail by a judge in Charlottesville Friday morning.