CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville activist is suing the city and police over what happened at the Unite the Right Rally in 2017. The $400,000 civil lawsuit was filed Monday, August 12, in city circuit court.

Tanesha Hudson argues Charlottesville police failed to provide her equal protection amidst the violence that broke out.

She says she was hit in the head with a flag pole, pepper-sprayed and spit on - and when she asked for help, they refused.