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A Black Man Beaten By White Nationalists In Charlottesville Is Facing Charges


Note: This article contains graphic photos of anti-Black violence.

Harris is the 20-year-old man who was seen being attacked by a group of white nationalists after crowds dispersed following the "Unite the Right" rally. One of the alleged attackers couldn't get the police interested in arresting Harris. The magistrate contacted police, Upman says, who verified facts and issued the warrant for unlawful wounding. Mr. Harris, who was holding a flashlight, had been pursued and surrounded, he said. On the advice of his lawyer, Harris was unable to be reached for comment.

Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old black man who was viciously attacked by white supremacists at the Charlottesville, Va. white supremacist rally nearly two months ago is now a wanted man after a local magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest in connection to the same August 12 incident that left him bloody and wounded.

Harris's attorney, S. Lee Merritt, told the Washington Post that the charge levied against his client is "clearly retaliatory".

Who are the white supremacists?

Harris, according to WCPO, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to that same day, and is accused of attacking a man in the group that brutally beat him.

He added that the Harris' unnamed accuser reportedly has ties to white supremacist groups. Roberts photographed the weapon as it whizzed by his head. Now, more than two months after that incident, Charlottesville authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Harris was attacked by a swarm of people in the Market Street Parking Garage, and several individuals have been charged in the beating. One charged, Dan Borden, is shown beating Harris with a four-foot piece of lumber. Six white supremacists then descended on Harris, kicking him and striking him with wooden sticks as he lay curled up on the pavement.

The man taken to the hospital with injuries sustained from an attack during the August 12 Charlottesville rally is now himself wanted for an assault. "There's no bigger case right now we're working on".

What was Harris's reaction to the warrant?