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.
A local magistrate judge has reportedly issued a warrant on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to a subsequent incident that took place during the same rally, where Harris allegedly attacked a man in the group that severely beat him. Harris’ attorney, Lee Merritt, claims that the new charges brought against his client are “clearly retaliatory.”
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. Harris incurred injuries that required him to have eight staples into his head. He also suffered a broken wrist and a chipped tooth.
The incident was captured by both camera and video by journalists Zach D. Roberts and Chuck Modi. According to a post on Roberts’ social media dates October 9th, he has yet to be “interviewed by Charlottesville police department or the FBI” regarding the brutal beating that he witnessed Harris take by the group of white supremacist. This gathering that took place nearly two months ago has incited worldwide coverage of the heightened racial warfares that’s currently taking place in the United States of America under the regime of the current president, Donald Trump.
To date, two suspects have been reportedly arrested in connection to the Harris attack, Daniel Borden and Alex Michael Ramos. However, Harris is expected to turn himself into custody within the next 24-hours for the subsequent charges against him.