Black man beaten in Charlottesville far-right rally charged with felony

Black man beaten in Charlottesville far-right rally charged with felony

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned himself in to police after being charged in the confrontation.

Mr Harris's lawyer, S Lee Merritt, said his client did nothing wrong and authorities did not have probable cause to prosecute him.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of Deandre Harris earlier this week on a charge of unlawful wounding.

Deandre Harris, the black man who was beaten in a parking garage during a white nationalist rally capturing national attention, has turned himself in to police on an arrest warrant for unlawful wounding.

The attack also left him with a head laceration that required stitches.

Harris was beaten August 12 in the Market Street Parking Garage during the violent white nationalist rally and counterprotest.

Online footage shows Crews trying to spear another counterprotester with the pole of a Confederate flag, prompting Harris to fight back.

Merritt, who told The Washington Post that the charge against Harris was "clearly retaliatory", said Wednesday that arrangements are being made for Harris to surrender to police.

In the U.S., alleged crime victims can go to a magistrate after filing police reports.

In September, two men - 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos and 18-year-old Daniel Borden - were charged with malicious wounding in the attack against.

Harris's case is scheduled for a court hearing Friday morning at Charlottesville General District Court.

At the rally, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a auto struck a crowd of counter protesters.

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