Outrage After Arrest Warrant Issued For DeAndre Harris While His White Supremacist Attackers Roam Free

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Protesters carry posters of Heather Heyer and Deandre Harris during an anti-President Donald Trump demonstration outside of Trump Tower August 14, 2017 in New York City. Heyer was killed by an automobile driven by James Alex Fields over the weekend by in Charlottesville, Virginia and Harris was seriously beaten by right-wing extremists, also in Charlottesville, Virginia. Security throughout the area is high as President Donald Trump is expected to arrive at his residency in the tower later tonight, his first visit back to his apartment since the inauguration. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Outrage After Arrest Warrant Issued For DeAndre Harris While His White Supremacist Attackers Roam Free

The 20-year-old is wanted on charges of unlawful wounding after he defended himself while being brutally beaten.

Published October 10, 2017

Deandre Harris, who became widely known after video showing him get brutally attacked by white supremacists during the Charlottesville rally went viral, now has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with the incident. 

According to WCPO, a magistrate issued the warrant on Harris who they’ve accused of attacking a man in the group of racists who attacked him with pipes and poles.

Harris' attorney, Lee Merritt, called the charge a "clearly retaliatory" effort from many of the white supremacists who started a social media campaign against Harris after several of his attackers were identified on Twitter. 

  1. After news of Harris’ arrest warrant broke, white supremacists appeared to celebrate on twitter
  2. Despite the disgusting comments from racists, most people were appalled Harris is wanted for arrest

    Photo journalist Zach D. Roberts spread news of Harris' by reposting graphic images of his wounds after the Aug 12 beating. 

    In addition to reporting that Harris was wanted for arrest, Roberts tweeted that police still have not interviewed him about the beating.

  3. Many said Harris' case represents the inherent racism in the justice system

    Two of the suspects invoved in Harris' beating, Daniel Borden and Alex Michael Ramos, have been arrested.

    Merritt said Harris would turn himself in within 24 hours.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

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