A group of “May Day” protesters were just arrested for setting fire to an American flag this week near Marshall Park, according to CMPD.
A protest was held in the Uptown Park in honor of International Workers’ Day (aka “May Day”), to bring attention to low wages and other worker issues in our country.
According to police, a small group of about 15 protesters gathered in the park at about 6:20 p.m. this past Tuesday evening before they began marching toward College and Trade. When the group was in the 100 block of College St., three of the protestors poured ‘ignitable liquid’ on an American flag and set it on fire, according to police.
Yesterday the police sent out the following tweet asking for help from the public;
Detectives with the CMPD Arson Unit have charged three people with their involvement in a protest at Marshall Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call @CLTCrimeStopper at 704-334-1600. pic.twitter.com/mEoQYlFjXV
— CMPD News (@CMPD) May 2, 2018
Landon Rice, 23; VanaMary Isaac, 26; and Dhruv Pathak, 24 were arrested and charged with injury to real property and carelessness with fire.
Rice was also charged with resisting arrest.
If you have any additional information concerning this case, please call Crime Stopper at 704-334-1600.