Charlottesville Police Makes Arrests Ahead of Unite the Right Rally Anniversary

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 11, 2018Updated: August 12, 201875 views
Published: August 11, 2018Updated: August 12, 2018

Police arrested a man who allegedly had razor blades in a restricted zone of downtown Charlottesville as the Virginia city prepared for the anniversary of the violent United the Right march. The Cavalier Daily reported reported that John Miska, 68, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct on Saturday, August 11. Potential weapons, including razor blades, were banned from being carried in downtown Charlottesville over the August 11 weekend as part of security measures introduced for the anniversary of clashes between far-right activists and anti-fascist protesters. One woman was killed, and dozens were injured, when James Alex Fields Jr. drove into a crowd of protesters at the event. WTOP reported Miska attended the Unite the Right rally and was involved in a confrontation with police later in August 2017 after trying to cut down a tarpaulin covering a Robert E. Lee statue in a Charlottesville park. Miska is seen in this video, with zip-tied hands, being escorted away by police. Credit: John Garza/Cavalier Daily via Storyful

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