Man Beaten Bloody by White Supremacists Wanted by Charlottesville Police

Deandre Harris
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Deandre Harris was peacefully counterprotesting during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. on August 12 when he was savagely beaten by a group of White supremacists.

Now, a local magistrate has issued a warrant for the 20-year old’s arrest for allegedly assaulting someone as he was being beaten with metal poles.

Harris, who suffered multiple injuries including a concussion, a head laceration requiring stitches, a knee injury, a fractured wrist and contusions, has been charged with unlawful wounding. He was beaten in a parking garage directly next to the Charlottesville police station by the White nationalists, but police officers didn’t intervene.

S. Lee Merritt, Harris’ attorney, told CBS during a phone interview that he is working with police to negotiate a plan of surrender. The lawyer also said the police don’t have grounds to charge Harris with anything.

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Lt. Stephen Upman of the Charlottesville Police Department is not identifying which of the several men who brutally assaulted Harris is claiming the role of victim.

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