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Deandre Harris Speaks on Being Assaulted by White Supremacists During Charlottesville Rally

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Saturday, while attending an anti-hate rally in counterprotest to the white nationalist rally, Deandre Harris was severely beaten by a group of white supremacists armed with poles.

He was one of 30 individuals who were attacked during the demonstration, one woman and two officers died while others were injured.

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After setting up a GoFundMe account for his medical bills where he collected over $100K in 24 hours Deandre speaks out publicly for the first time. “They were beating me with poles. I have eight staples in my head, a broken wrist and a chipped tooth,” Harris said. “I was losing so much blood the people at the hospital told me I was lucky,” he reassured him. He also details how he was able to survive, thanks to his friends noticing him and to a woman he only knows as Karen helping him to remain conscious.

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