Charlottesville Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Black Man Beaten by Neo-Nazis

DeAndre Harris, the 20-year old black man who was severely beaten by neo-Nazis during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA now has a warrant out for his arrest.

Yes. You read that correctly.

A Virginia magistrate issued the arrest warrant after an alleged victim complained to the magistrate about the lead-up to the event on August 12, Raw Story reported.

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. Video of that assault went viral in the aftermath of the violent white supremacist rally earlier this year.

Police said Harris is wanted for unlawful wounding after allegedly attacking one of the white supremacists who beat him up.

Harris’ attorney told local news that the warrant was a “clearly retaliatory” effort on the part of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who attacked his client.

Harris, an instructional assistant for an education program in a local high school, received eight staples in his head and sustained other serious injuries, such as a broken wrist and chipped tooth, after being beaten with pieces of wood by the neo-Nazis — several of whom have been confirmed as white supremacists and have been arrested for their actions — allegedly while police stood by and did nothing.

Photos and footage of the incident went viral in August, and activists, including Shaun King, led an online investigation to identify the attackers as law enforcement appeared to respond slowly.

White supremacists, such as Hunter Wallace, celebrated the arrest warrant for Harris, commending law enforcement and apparently a larger community of those who sought evidence required to have Harris arrested.

Video of the attack on Harris, which took place in a parking garage in Charlottesville, VA, is below, courtesy of journalist Chuck Modi.