I Was Beaten By White Supremacists

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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. VIDEO 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 diagnsoed with a concussion, an ulnar 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. The funds will be used to pay for my medical bills. I appreciate the support from my friends, family, and the news platforms that have reached out to check on me. We will not let this fade & disappear. People are carrying real hate in their hearts for the Black Community and I refuse to just let it happen. God Bless & thank you all again!

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Thank you to everyone who donated and supported me through this hard time of recovery, my family and I really appreciate it...
Updates: I had my staples removed!
Getting my cast in the morning as well as my tooth fixed! God is good and I thank him that I'm alive. I love you all
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Hey Everyone! I just wanted to give a huge thank you to all the people that supported me financially and emotionally. I appreciate all of the kind words and prayers. The amount of love is overwhelming. Although I can not respond to every message they have all been seen! I also want to say that my family and I aren't going to be taking anymore interviews. The last few days have been super hectic and we're trying to get things as close to back to normal as possible. Thank you all for understanding & God Bless!
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Anonymous
13 months ago
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Kate Mikkelsen
13 months ago

Wishing you recovery, sending gratitude.

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Gina Miller
13 months ago
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Please know that at least 90 percent of people are loving and supportive only a few are hateful. I will be praying for your total recovery. Please continue being a brave warrior against racism and injustice. We all need you!

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13 months ago
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Tyrael Boddie
13 months ago

God bless you my guy, so sorry this had to happen to you!

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