Clean up in Charlottesville,<br><br>”He told The Root it was his only defense after it was thrown at him earlier in the protests. The picture from Emancipation Park shows a shirtless Long standing in front of an elderly white man who was attending the counterprotest as he holds the flame toward several white supremacist rally attendees. Long told the court he resorted to the makeshift flamethrower only because the police officers were doing nothing to protect the counterprotesters from the right-wing rally.”

Clean up in Charlottesville,

"He told The Root it was his only defense after it was thrown at him earlier in the protests. The picture from Emancipation Park shows a shirtless Long standing in front of an elderly white man who was attending the counterprotest as he holds the flame toward several white supremacist rally attendees. Long told the court he resorted to the makeshift flamethrower only because the police officers were doing nothing to protect the counterprotesters from the right-wing rally."

Charlottesville protester captured using an aerosol flamethrower in an iconic image sentenced to jail

The 24-year-old told the court he resorted to the makeshift flamethrower only because police officers were doing nothing to protect the counterprotesters from the right-wing rally.
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