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UPDATE: Friend of Chattanooga man arrested at Charlottesville rally says he was a counter protester

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UPDATE: A friend of the Chattanooga man who was arrested in Charlottesville for disorderly conduct said he was there as a counter protester.

Virginia state police arrested 21-year-old Troy Dunigan and two other people on Saturday.

Beth Foster who is the director of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center said she knows Dunigan through her work.

It's unclear what led to his charges, but she said he wanted her to speak on his behalf.

"He wanted me to clarify the reasons he was here. He is an anarchist and is part of an antifa action to confront white supremacy and that's why he was in Charlottesville," Foster said.

Foster said Dunigan is out of jail and she's unsure when he'll be heading back to Chattanooga.

Hamilton County court records show Dunigan was arrested in February for probation violation. He was also arrested in July of 2015 for theft of property.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for more details on this developing story. 


The Virginia State Police tweeted out Saturday evening the names of 3 people arrested at the rally in Charlottesville.

Troy Dunigan, 21, of Chattanooga was one of three people arrested.  He is charged with disorderly conduct.

Dunigan was also arrested in Hamilton County in February for probation violation. He was also arrested in July of 2015 for theft of property. 

We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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