Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Black man beaten up at Charlottesville white nationalist rally charged

Two men were already charged with malicious wounding in the attack carried out against Harris. He suffered a concussion, a gash on his head that required almost a dozen staples, and other injuries.

DeAndre Harris was assaulted by multiple people in a parking garage in Charlottesville on August 12.

Merritt also said Harris was in the hospital receiving treatment for his own injuries during the time of the attack.

The video of the assault shows Harris being kicked and punched by a group of white supremacists.

"Harris' attorney, Lee Merritt, said that the charge was" clearly retaliatory".

Charlottesville Police Department's Lt. Stephen Upman said in a statement that Crews filed a complaint against Harris to the Charlottesville magistrate's office, a judicial office in Virginia. The magistrate issued the warrant Monday after consulting with police. After an investigation the warrant was placed. But, primarily, they were demanding the charge be dropped against Harris... a charge Harris' attorney claims is based on "misleading evidence". Though police would not confirm the charges against Goodwin, they told The Root that he was arrested was in connection to the attack on Harris.

"I was there because, pretty much, I'm a conservative", he said. While it remains to be seen what will come of this case ― Harris is reportedly planning to turn himself sometime soon ― it's fair to say that this is a deeply harrowing situation, and one that deserves your attention.

The event drew an assortment of white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right, as well as throngs of counterprotesters.

Jeff Fogel, who is now in the running to become Charlottesville's Commonwealth Attorney, told Al Jazeera that Charlottesville police have "a lot to explain", noting that authorities have been slow to apprehend far-right protesters accused of similar misconduct.

James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer, was charged with second-degree murder in the hit-and-run.

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