It should be noted that our photographer Roberts was also attacked with what appears to be a wooden flagstaff by a man identified as Dan Borden of Cincinnati, one of those charged in the attack on Harris. A detective went to the magistrate and confirmed the victim's claims.
Harris's attorney, S. Lee Merritt, told the Washington Post that the charge levied against his client is "clearly retaliatory".
Police said an update on Harris's case will be provided once the 20-year-old Suffolk man is arrested. The magistrate contacted police, Upman said, who verified facts and issued the warrant.
A magistrate judge, without talking to witness Roberts, issued a warrant, apparently on the complaint of lawyers for the white nationalists.
In one of the many fights that broke out, videos and photo tweets posted by journalists showed white supremacist marchers beating Harris with signs and poles.
What was Harris's reaction to the warrant?
"We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what's more jarring is that he's been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him", he said.
According to Intercept writer Shaun King, Harris' accuser was an alleged white supremacist who'd been arrested in the scuffle. Harris incurred injuries that required him to have eight staples into his head. Ramos even stated, "There were some non-racist members who were going to a free speech rally".