Disorderly conduct charge against Jason Kessler dismissed

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A judge in Charlottesville has dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against local white nationalist Jason Kessler.

The charge stems from an incident on May 14 during a planned equality rally.

Kessler was accused of using a bullhorn at the rally.

The judge says using the bullhorn was considered to be a part of free speech.

Another man who attended that rally, Jordan McNeish, pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge.

McNeish was accused of spitting on Jason Kessler at the rally.

Prosecutors say McNeish's charge will be dropped as long as he stays out of trouble for six months.

McNeish is also not allowed to have contact with Kessler.

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