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MUSC demands justice for DeAndre Harris

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  

Moms of Black Boys United for Social Change stands with DeAndre Harris to demand justice. Since the deadly August 12th, "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia local police and law enforcement authorities have failed to bring DeAndre's attackers to justice. On August 12th, DeAndre was attacked by a group of white supremacists and brutally beaten with clubs and poles, resulting in 8 stitches in his head, a broken wrist and chipped teeth. The incident was witnessed by Charlottesville police who stood nearby as DeAndre was beaten; it was also video recorded and photographed by bystanders and journalists who were present. The video of the incident has gone viral and for weeks activists have called upon Charlottesville police to work with law enforcement agencies across the country to identify, arrest and charge the white supremacist aggressors. There has been some progress, the progress has been a result of direct pressure and the assistance of volunteers to identify and locate DeAndre's attackers. To date all four attackers have been identified and only two arrested and charged.

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