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arrested for hitting protester with his truck.
By: Gabrielle Harmon , WTVR CBS 6 Web StaffPosted at 11:02 AM, Jun 08, 2020 and last updated 2:50 PM, Jun 08, 2020
Possible hate crime charges in car attack on protesters
A Virginia prosecutor says a man accused of driving a truck through a crowd of peaceful protesters on a Richmond-area roadway Sunday is an “admitted” Ku Klux Klan leader. Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement Monday that she is considering filing hate crime charges against Harry H. Rogers, who is already charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding and felony vandalism.
Taylor said Rogers, 36, was driving recklessly on a median Sunday evening in Lakeside where a group of people had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd. Witnesses said the truck revved its engine before driving into the crowd, according to Taylor. No one was seriously injured.
“The accused, by his own admission and by a cursory glance at social media, is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology. We are investigating whether hate crimes charges are appropriate,” Taylor said in the statement.
The person who called police to report the incident refused medical treatment at the scene.
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