Did a counter-protester at Charlottesville use a spray and lighter after being threatened with a gun and attacked with a flag?

By | August 18, 2017

According to Independent Mr Long said:

At first it was peaceful protest. Until someone pointed a gun at my head. Then the same person pointed it at my foot and shot the ground.


Another extremist later lunged at Mr Long with a confederate flag and he fought back with a spray can he said he found on the ground, putting a lighter to the nozzle and turning it into a weapon

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Is this reconstruction truthful or consistent with the known facts of the matter?

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