Charlottesville Victim of Neo-Nazi Beating Charged With Assault

Charlottesville Victim of Neo-Nazi Beating Charged With Assault

A warrant has been issued for Deandre Shakur Harris in relation to an assault that occurred near the Market Street Parking Garage during the chaos caused by the violent white nationalist Unite the Right rally on August 12.

Charlottesville police say a person took out a warrant against Deandre Harris.

The beating, which was captured on camera and quickly spiraled across the internet, occurred after a white supremacist tried to spear a counter-protester with a flag pole, the Washington Post reported in August.

"We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what's more jarring is that he's been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him", he said, adding that his client would turn himself into police in the coming days.

Images of the brawl and Harris's bloodied face went viral, prompting a frenzied campaign on social media to identify his attackers. The warrant was issued from a magistrate. Both were charged with malicious wounding, a felony.

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"The victim went to the Magistrate's office, presented the facts of what occurred and attempted to obtain the warrant", the police in Charlottesville said in the statement.

What was Harris's reaction to the warrant? Harris received a concussion and a cut on his head that required 10 stitches, as well as other minor injuries.

Harris was one of a dozen people injured during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, where white supremacists gathered to protest the proposed removal of statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. "I also have a laceration across my right eyebrow, abrasions on my knees & elbows, and a chipped tooth".

Ramos and Borden are due back in Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday, as is Richard Wilson Preston, a Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who is accused of firing a gun during the rally.

Ramos's attorney, John Joyce, said Harris had been involved in scuffles during the rally and told a judge "it may have been Mr. Harris who struck the first blow in that fracas".