Deandre Harris, Beaten by White Supremacists in Virginia, Faces Felony Charge

HeadlineOct 10, 2017

In Charlottesville, Virginia, police have issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Deandre Harris, a black man who was brutally beaten by white supremacists in a parking garage last summer. Police say Harris is wanted on a felony charge of “unlawful wounding” for allegedly assaulting one of the far-right protesters who gathered in the city on August 12 in a rally that turned deadly when 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Fields plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.

While photos and video show at least six white supremacists punching, kicking and beating Harris with large metal poles, only two of his assailants have been charged.

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