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Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Brutally Beaten at Charlottesville Rally

DeAndre Harris was not in custody and efforts to reach him or his lawyer were not immediately successful, according to a police statement

An arrest warrant has been issued for a black man who was brutally beaten in a parking garage during a deadly far right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, police told NBC News Monday.

DeAndre Harris, 20, was wanted for unlawful wounding in connection with the Aug. 12 assault, according to a statement from the Charlottesville Police Department, NBC affiliate WVIR reported.

The beating occurred after a white supremacist tried to spear a counter-protester with a flag pole, the Washington Post reported in August.

Then, Harris — a former special education instructional assistant — swung a flashlight at the man, possibly striking him, according to the Post.

Footage shows a vehicle appear to drive into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters had been ongoing on Aug. 12.
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