Virginia Authorities Issue a Warrant for Deandre Harris, the Man Brutally Beaten at Charlottesville
Trigger Warning: Images and video of graphic violence included in this story.
The most striking image from the Charlottesville riots featured a young man named Deandre Harris. His head was tilted to the left; water was being squirted on his bloodied face.
Harris had just been beaten by a group of neo-Nazis at the “Unite the Right” rally. Now, more than two months after that incident, Charlottesville authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Harris is wanted for unlawful wounding in connection with the events that occurred at a Charlottesville parking garage on August 12th.
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Lt. Stephen Upman said that an unnamed alleged victim detailed the events that occurred prior to the beating of Harris. After an investigation the warrant was placed.
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Harris’ attorney, Lee Merritt, said that the charge was”clearly retaliatory.”