Charlottesville Protestors Arrested

A woman from Portland, Maine is facing charges after allegedly spitting in the face of a demonstrator in Virginia.

Chloe J. Lubin, age 29, was arrested by Virginia State Police on charges of assault and battery, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and possession of a concealed weapon. According to Charlottesville, Virginia Police, she was arrested during a protest on the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally, called 'Unite the Right.' The rally at the University of Virginia in 2017 was originally meant to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee confederate statue.  A female protester was killed at last year's rally when a car ran into the crowd., and reports her mother attended the anniversary protest in Virginia. A similar event was held in Washington D.C. on Sunday.

Police say a trooper allegedly observed Lubin spitting in the face of a demonstrator in the area of Fourth and Water Streets. She initially resisted arrest and was found to be in possession of a metal baton. Lubin was released on an unsecured bond. She was one of four people arrested during the protest. Also arrested on Sunday were Jesse Beard and Veronica Fitzhugeh, both of Charlottesville, as well as Martin Clevenger of Spotsylvania.

Officials say all the charges against Lubin are misdemeanors. She was released on unsecured bond.

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