Arrest warrant issued for man brutally beaten at Charlottesville rally

Arrest warrant issued for man brutally beaten at Charlottesville rally

To date, two suspects have been reportedly arrested in connection to the Harris attack, Daniel Borden and Alex Michael Ramos.

Harris' attorney, Lee Merritt, slammed this new development as a "clearly retaliatory" from white supremacists after Harris turned to social media to identify those who beat him.

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

Deandre Harris, the black man seen being beaten on video by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. during the "Unite the Right" rally in August, is now facing a felony charge. However, Harris is expected to turn himself into custody within the next 24-hours for the subsequent charges against him.

The Charlottesville Police released a statement detailing the charge against Harris.

A video of the beating shows a group of approximately six people converging on Harris before clubbing him with wooden sticks, and kicking and stomping him inside a downtown parking garage last August. In the clip, white supremacist marchers - some in white polos, some in riot gear - beat Harris with signs and poles while he struggles to stand.

Harris was left with a concussion, abrasions and contusions across his body, as well as a head laceration that required 10 staples, a knee injury and a fractured wrist after the clash, Merritt said.

"I was there because, pretty much, I'm a conservative", he said.

White supremacists on Twitter appeared to celebrate the warrant Monday evening; one white nationalist appeared to validate Merritt's claim there had been a group effort within the community to collect evidence that would get Harris arrested. 'There were some non-racist members who were going to a free speech rally'.

Counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and several others injured when they were hit by a vehicle driving into a crowd, the Post wrote.

James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer, was charged with second-degree murder.



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