Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally

Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally

The brutal attack on Harris went viral rather quickly due to the severity of the attack, where he was being beaten by a group of white supremacists with poles at a parking garage near the University of Virginia campus.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Deandre Harris, the 20-year-old African American man who was brutally attacked at the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, VA on August 12.

On Monday an arrest warrant was issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris on an unlawful wounding charge, according to the Washington Post.

According to police, Harris is wanted for unlawful wounding; he is accused of attacking one of the men who participated in his assault.

Lt. Stephen Upman says the alleged victim told the magistrate's office, a judicial office in Virginia, what happened.

Harris' attorney, S. Lee Merritt, said in a phone interview Monday night that Harris was left with a concussion, abrasions and contusions across his body, as well as a head laceration that required staples, a knee injury and a fractured wrist after the clash.

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Once Harris is arrested and taken in to custody an update to this media release will be sent out.

The magistrate had a Charlottesville detective verify the facts in the warrant. The warrant was issued from a magistrate.

In one of the many fights that broke out, videos and photo tweets posted by journalists showed white supremacist marchers beating Harris with signs and poles.

Harris was marching in opposition to the rally on August 12 when a scuffle broke out between a group of white supremacists and several counterprotesters at a downtown parking garage.

What was Harris's reaction to the warrant? At a court hearing for Ramos last month, his attorney reportedly said it may have been Harris who "struck the first blow in that fracas". He suffered a concussion, a gash on his head that required almost a dozen staples, and other injuries. "There were some non-racist members who were going to a free speech rally".

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