One of three arrested during Charlottesville rally is from Chattanooga

One of three arrested during Charlottesville rally is from Chattanooga

August 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

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One of the three people arrested in Charlottesville, Va., during what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists this decade is from Chattanooga, according to Virginia State Police.

Troy Dunigan, 21, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 

Dunigan has also been arrested in Hamilton County three times in the last three years for violation of probation, theft and for previous charges. 

Jacob L. Smith, 21, of Virginia and James M. O'Brien, 44, of Florida were also arrested.

What started as a white supremacy gathering to protest the town removing a Confederate statue quickly turned violent as the supremacists and counter-protestors clashed in the Virginia town. 

A car then plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally.

One person was killed and dozens were injured during the violent day. 

Two Virginia state troopers were also killed when the helicopter they were using to provide aid to the situation crashed in the woods near the gathering. 

Troy Thomas Dunigan

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