White supremacists vicious assault on Deandre Harris in Charlottesville

A savage attack on a counter-protester during Saturday’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia evoked memories of the ugliest days of the civil rights movement, an original Freedom Rider said Monday.

Among the victims of the Charlottesville violence was a local resident who joined his friends to demonstrate against the organizers of the white nationalist event in the city’s Emancipation Park.

Deandre Harris, 20, was attacked in a parking lot by a group of white supremacists who kicked him, punched him and pummeled him with metal poles.

On August 12th, 2017 there was a “Unite the Right” march of white nationalist and other right-wing groups (KKK, Neo-nazis, and white supremacists) that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. These individuals were protesting against the removal of local confederate monuments, primarily the Robert E. Lee Statue in Emancipation Park. I arrived at Emancipation Park around 11 AM as a counter-protester to voice my opinion on racial tensions and to literally stand up for what I believe in. I was only there for a few minutes before I was hit with water bottles, maced with pepper spray, and had derogoratoy slurs hurled at me. Just forty-five minutes in to the rally our Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence. About fifteen minutes or so after that I was brutally attacked by white supremacists in the parking garage right beside the Charlottesville Police Station. I was chased and beat with metal poles. I was knocked unconscious repeatedly. Every time I went to stand up I was knocked back down.

If it was not for my friends that I came with I would have been beaten to a pulp. No law enforcement stepped in to help me. Once I was dragged off to some near by steps I was taken to the designated area for injured protesters & counter-protesters. My injuries were too extensive to be treated at the scene so I was taken to the ER at Martha Jefferson Hospital. I was diagnosed with a concussion, an ulna fracture, and had to receive eight staples in my head. I also have a laceration across my right eyebrow, abrasions on my knees & elbows, and a chipped tooth. I’m so blessed to be alive to tell my story and to show the world that racism is very much still alive.

Alt right guy, Michael Tubbs appears to order the violence.

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102 Responses to White supremacists vicious assault on Deandre Harris in Charlottesville

  1. The charges should have NEVER happened in the first place.



    Georgia Man Tied To Charlottesville Violence Makes Court Appearance: Update

    MARIETTA, GA — A Marietta man who surrendered to authorities early Tuesday after being wanted in connection with the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., made his first court appearance, Patch has learned. Alex Michael Ramos is being held in the Monroe County Jail, Cobb officials said.


    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      For the record, here is the transcript of the above:

      MSNBC “Counter Protester: Trump lying about what happened in Charlottesville” (Video timestamp 1-1:51)

      Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister United Church of Christ:

      I say these words with the utmost seriousness. I rarely use these words, but they apply here. Donald Trump is lying. And, here’s the deal. He spends more time on Twitter than he spends anywhere else. And, what was happening Friday night, was being live streamed.

      I’m telling you that we were in a church having a worship service. At no point in that service was there even a protest. It was a multi-faith worship service in a standing-room-only capacity-filled church — with children, with mothers, with elderly, with people my age in the middle and with young people. We were worshiping. And, close to the end of our worship service, we received the message that we could not leave the church because a mob was approaching the church with torches. They were chanting “Blood and soil.” They were chanting, “You will not replace us.” They were chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” They were chanting, “White lives matter.” And, for over thirty minutes, we were not allowed to leave the church. When we were finally allowed to leave, we could not go out the front door for fear that we would be assaulted. We were ushered out the side door and the back into alleys. This is America in 2017.

    • eliihass says:

      Keep Bannon and continue to use his Breitbart disinformation outfit and their vile, white supremacist followership to advance their fake news and put out hits on perceived enemies…and continue to cultivate and trigger their White Supremacist base into violent acts and chaos on behalf of the treasonous buffoon..


      Remove Bannon who as part of the inner circle for the past year, knows every damaging secret – and will gladly make up a few himself as the purveyor of lies and fake news…and has already been putting out warning shots…already been leaking and using Breitbart to pursue vendettas against those who get in his way at the People’s House…

      Bannon and the Mercers want to remain on the inside to puppet their treasonous buffoon…

      This will not end well..

      Tango with the devil, and he never lets go…

      Devil does you a favor…and you end up paying for the rest of your life…and/or with your life..

  3. eliihass says:

    ‘Soaring stock markets’ that only serve to further empower and enrich and line the pockets of soulless, exploitative, self-serving oligarchs …and return of ‘jobs’ will never be the salve or antidote to racism, Neo Nazism, White Supremacy..

    Nor can the promise of any of it be used, invoked, to deflect, distract from the brazen racist activities of emboldened white supremacists…or the corrupt, treasonous activities of the buffoonish White Supremacist in chief..

  4. eliihass says:

    Good for Symone Sanders..

  5. eliihass says:

    “…Official FBI guidelines acknowledge that white supremacists and right-wing extremists have infiltrated U.S. law enforcement agencies, according to a classified 2015 counterterrorism policy guide obtained by The Intercept.

    “Domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” the guide, which explains how individuals qualify for inclusion on a terrorism watchlist, reads, according to The Intercept.

    While the FBI has been aware of this infiltration for some time and raised concerns in a 2006 internal assessment, federal agencies have been wary of discussing the issue publicly.

    “Federal law enforcement agencies in general—the FBI, the Marshals, the ATF — are aware that extremists have infiltrated state and local law enforcement agencies and that there are people in law enforcement agencies that may be sympathetic to these groups,” he said.

    The Oath Keepers and Constitutional Sheriffs Associations, both anti-government groups, actively recruit current and former law enforcement officers. An Oregon sheriff who belonged to the latter group supported the efforts of the armed militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for more than a month in early 2016. Last October, a Maryland police officer was suspended after a woman circulated a photo she took of an Oath Keepers hat displayed in his squad car…”


  6. Breaking News: NBC News: White House officials “stunned” Trump “went rogue”.

  7. eliihass says:

    Please note that Gary Cohn a Jewish man was standing right there with a smile on his face as White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis were being absolved and touted as ‘fine people’..

    At what point does humanity, integrity kick in…

    At what point does decency and remembrances of lived history trump greed and power…

    • eliihass says:

      For anyone operating under the misconception that California is a bastion of peace, love, tech nerds…harmless hippies and progressive, open-minded liberal Hollywood..

  8. Racist bigots showed up in #Charlottesville b/c the idiots can’t get over the South lost & this mofo want us to get over slavery? We will NEVER FORGET what this country did to Native Americans and Black people. This country was built on genocide & enslavement. Do they tell people to get over 9-11? No but want to dismiss our history? He’s out of his fucking mind.


    • eliihass says:

      Of course he was..

      He desperately needs to keep his fellow white supremacists – his most important base – appeased and triggered..

      He’s going to need them to rally and cause chaos if and when Mueller brings down the hammer…

    • Liza says:

      If Trump’s words spoken under pressure meant anything then Bannon, Gorka, and Miller would have been fired yesterday. But they’re still around.

      Trump thinks he can say a few words that people are demanding to hear and then go back to what he was doing. He doesn’t give a damn about Charlottesville.

      • eliihass says:

        Well, he’s now taken the words written for him yesterday, right back..

        And unlike yesterday, he was his truest version of passionate and authentic today as he furiously defended Neo Nazis, White Supremacy and the confederacy…

        As he today, red-faced spewed the little warped history bits chewed up and spit in his mouth by Bannon, Gorka and Miller, it became infinitely clear that all he’s self-interestedly concerned with is still cultivating and keeping the support of the vilest elements of society …and only to protect himself and to hold on to power – and more importantly, wealth…

  9. Liza says:

    Thanks for this post, SG2. I have been so distressed about this. The white supremacist terrorists had every intention of killing that young man, Deandre Harris. When I saw that picture a couple of days ago I immediately thought about the Freedom Riders and the kind of people who showed up in Anniston, Birmingham, and Montgomery with pipes and bats, ready to beat the hell out of the young freedom riders with the blessing of law enforcement.

    These terrorists are the same people, just a different generation. But this time some of them will pay a price even though they have friends in the White House.

      • Liza says:

        Sad, isn’t it?

        I can honestly say that I never knew anyone who participated in mob violence against black people back then. Certainly no one in my family or none of the relatives.

        But these people were mostly what you would think of as ordinary people. They were co-workers, neighbors, churchgoers…

        This is what people are capable of when there are no restraints and no expectation of consequences.

    • And police deliberately delayed going to the scene until they had beat the Freedom Riders to a bloody pulp. Nothing has changed.

    • eliihass says:

      A desperate cowardly treasonous buffoon undeservedly propelled into the highest office by a hostile foreign government that owns him and has kompromat on him…comfortably surrounded himself with the vilest white supremacist creatures…

      He will instigate the burning down of this country …if that is what it takes to protect his sorry corrupt, narcissistic, treasonous arse…

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Thanks for all of your detailed posting here, SG2.

    This was an evil, vicious beating.

    Praying that Deandre recovers completely from the wounds the White Supremacists inflicted upon him.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      = domestic terrorists

    • eliihass says:

      In early 2009, then DHS secretary under President Obama, Janet Napolitano, had to issue an apology for a released DHS report warning about these alt-right folks…At the time it was Republican folks loudly outraged on behalf of their alt-right constituents aka the Tea Party…that they were actively cultivating and exploiting to harass and obstruct the historic presidency..

      “….President Obama’s support for Mexico’s drug war looked like it might be upstaged this morning by a growing wave of outrage over a recently released intelligence assessment by the Department of Homeland Security that many conservative groups blasted as a political attack against them. And despite an apology issued to military veterans by its new secretary, Janet Napolitano, it remained unclear whether she had quelled a brewing political storm.

      The April 7 assessment warned that the faltering economy and the election of the country’s first African-American president could fuel support for right-wing extremist organizations. And it said that proposals for new restrictions on firearms could lead some groups to begin stockpiling weapons and ammunition.

      But the comments that stirred the most outrage referred to war veterans. The assessment cautioned that returning veterans who faced trouble reintegrating into their communities could “lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

  11. Lonnie Starr says:

    This is one of our chances to get pictures and identify the nazis, bigots, alt right racists and supremacists. They need to be in some database because, who knows where these people will show up next? As a candidate for some high office, as a government clerk, as a business owner etc., As a person with some power over others or after committing some act of violence, you can see that they will deny that their bigotry, so catch them now before they learn to hide.

    • Lonnie, watch the HBO video. The guy Christopher Cantwell is a dangerous mofo. He has openly and brazenly stated what his views are. They came to Charlottesvile for trouble. They’ve been boiling for awhile. They want their race war.

  12. Matthew 2:14 Joseph took Mary & the child to hide in Egypt from King Herod to blend in. How can a white man hide & blend in w/ black people?

  13. Charlottesville: Race and Terror

  14. Please read the article. This ISH is wild….Jim O’Brien praying to God to protect them as they defend southern culture and history. Like God is in this? Satan has truly deceived them. The Spirit of God does NOT dwell in hate, lies & deception. How are you going to ask God for evil to succeed?


    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Good that they have been arrested. Shaun King did good work in helping spread their photos so that people could identify them.

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