On August 12, 2017, DeAndre Harris took part in a counter-protest against the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was physically assaulted by six White Supremacists in a parking garage and suffered extensive injuries, including broken ribs. Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts witnessed the assault.
This is the same rally where James Alex Fields Jr. has been accused of driving a car into counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring others. Fields has been charged by the State of Virginia and with federal charges and is awaiting trial.
Out of the four men arrested for malicious wounding of DeAndre, two have now been convicted and on August 23, 2018, sentenced to prison. A third defendant, Daniel Patrick Borden, has plead guilty and awaits sentencing. Tyler Watkins Davis awaits trial. Read the rest of this entry