Chloe J. Lubin, a 29-year-old resident of Portland, Maine, was arrested alongside three other counter-protesters demonstrating against the upcoming Unite the Right 2 Rally. The suspect was arrested during the afternoon on August 12 when she allegedly spit directly into the face of another demonstrator.
Lubin was among hundreds of individuals who came out to show their disapproval with the Unite the Right 2’s agenda. It’s clear that the two conflicting groups were both heated and unable to communicate with each other peacefully. In preparation for the rally, Charlottesville police planned on bringing a heavier officer presence than last year.
Lubin has been charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a concealed weapon, obstruction of justice and assault in battery. All the charges levied against her are misdemeanors, so the suspect was released on an unsecured bond.
Jesse T. Beard, a 42-year-old resident of Charlottesville, was taken into police custody by Virginia State Police and charged with an obstruction of free passage. The suspect had intentionally walked in front of and blocked a group of police motorcycle units. This motorcycle brigade was working to provide safe passage for some of the demonstrators, and Beard refused to let the group go by.
Martin E. Clevenger, a 29-year-old resident of Spotsylvania, and Veronica H. Fitzhugh, a 40-year-old resident of Charlottesville, were both charged with disorderly conduct. Clevenger decided to stand in front of a statue of civil war Confederate general Robert E. Lee and salute it. His intentionally disruptive act sparked a verbal altercation with Fitzhugh that quickly become physical. Both were arrested for their respective roles in the fight.