Three Protestors Arrested For Burning American Flag In Uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say they charged three people for burning an American flag during a protest in Uptown Charlotte.

Investigators say a small group of approximately 15 protestors gathered at Marshall Park on May 1st just before 6:30pm to protest International Workers’ Day or ‘May Day.’

CMPD says they allowed protestors to gather at the park and were on hand to ensure the safety of the protestors as they marched to College and Trade Streets.

Police say while the group was on North College Street, three suspects stopped, pulled out an American flag, poured ignitable liquid on it and set it on fire.

Landon Rice, Pauline Isaac and Dhruv Pathak were arrested and charged with injury to real property and carelessness with fire.