Man Beaten at Virginia Rally Accused of Assault; Warrant Issued

A man beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is wanted by police after someone stepped forward and accused him of assaulting them the same day. 

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have issued a warrant charging a black man beaten at a white nationalist rally for an alleged assault that happened during the confrontation. 

Police said in a news release Monday night that a warrant was issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris. Harris was seen bloodied in viral photos and a video after he was attacked during the rally in August. 

Months later, someone went to the magistrate's office and accused Harris of assault. Lt. Stephen Upman said the magistrate contacted police, who verified facts and issued the warrant for unlawful wounding. 

According to WTOP, the alleged assault occurred the same day a group of people beat Harris. 

Upman refused to identify the alleged victim or provide any other details.

Harris is not in custody. 

Two men were charged with malicious wounding in September in the attack against Harris. Both are being held without bond. 

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