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Charges Filed Against Black Man Beaten in Charlottesville

Virginia

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 10/10/2017, 12:20 p.m.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Black man who was brutally beaten in a parking garage during a deadly far right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, police told NBC News Monday. DeAndre Harris, 20, was wanted for unlawful wounding in connection with the Aug. 12 assault, according to a statement from the Charlottesville Police Department. The beating occurred after a white supremacist tried to spear a counter-protester with a flag pole, the Washington Post reported in August. Then, Harris — a former special education instructional assistant — swung a flashlight at the man, possibly striking him, according to the Post. At press time, Harris had not been arrested nor had he yet turned himself in.