Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally

Charlottesville magistrate issues warrant for black victim of parking garage beating

Charlottesville magistrate issues warrant for black victim of parking garage beating

Two men were charged with malicious wounding in September in the attack against Harris.

Harris's civil attorney S. Lee Merritt told The Washington Post that he believed the charge against Harris was "clearly retaliatory" and said the accuser was a member of a white supremacist group.

Lt. Stephen Upman said an alleged victim went to the magistrate's office to describe the events leading up to a violent assault against Harris at the East Market Street parking garage.

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have issued a warrant charging a black man beaten at a white nationalist rally for an alleged assault during the confrontation.

Harris, 20, who was a counterprotester at the August 12 rally, was beaten and bloodied by at least six people during in an incident that was caught on video, where he was pummeled with sticks and kicks, the Post reported.

The magistrate's office called the police department to confirm the facts, and they then issued the warrant.

Harris was participating in the counter-protest during the "Unite the Right" rally on August 12.

Harris has said the attack left him with a concussion, a gash on his head that required almost a dozen staples, and other injuries.

He is now charged with unlawful wounding in relation to the brawl.

In a television interview, he said that he was only acting in self defense and denied being a white supremacist. 'There were some non-racist members who were going to a free speech rally'.

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.

Harris had just been beaten by a group of neo-Nazis at the "Unite the Right" rally. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, an alleged Nazi sympathizer, was charged with second-degree murder in the hit-and-run, according to the Post.

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