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Corey Long Appealing Disorderly Conduct Conviction

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Corey Long using a flame-throwing device by then-Emancipation Park (Photo courtesy Associated Press) Corey Long using a flame-throwing device by then-Emancipation Park (Photo courtesy Associated Press)
People supportering Corey Long gathered outside Charlottesville General District Court (FILE IMAGE) People supportering Corey Long gathered outside Charlottesville General District Court (FILE IMAGE)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A new trial is now set for the man who used an aerosol can as a flame thrower during last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Corey Alexander Long is appealing his disorderly conduct conviction in Charlottesville General District Court.

A judge found Long guilty back on June 8, handing the Culpeper-area man a total of 20 days in jail, two years of good behavior, and community service requirements.

Supporters believe the judge got it wrong, and that Long was defending himself and others when he pointed an ignited aerosol can in the direction of rally supporters.

Monday, August 20, the court scheduled a jury trial on the appeal for January 24, 2019.