Police: Three protesters charged after igniting American flag on 'May Day'

- Three protesters are facing charges after police said they set an American flag on fire on International Workers' Day in uptown Charlotte. 

The incident happened around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Marshall Park. 

Police said about 15 protesters gathered at the park to protest International Workers' Day or "May Day." CMPD allowed the protesters to gather at Marshall Park and were on hand to ensure the safety of the protesters as they marched from College and Trade Street. 

While the group was in the 100 block of N. College Street, three protesters stopped, pulled out an American flag, poured ignitable liquid on it and set it on fire. 

Charlotte Fire and CMPD Arson detectives responded to the scene. 

As a result, Landon Rice, 23, VanaMary Isaac, 26, and Dhruv Pathak, 24, were taken into custody and charged with injury to real property and carelessness with fire. 

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. 

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