In a report, a Ku Klux Klan leader from Virginia was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving his truck to the crowd of protesters.
Harry Rogers, 36, is accused of turning his bike and passing through a group of demonstrators gathering at 5:45 p.m. in the median of a Richmond street. Richmond Times-Dispatch reportedReferring to a prosecutor.
The police said that at the scene, a person checked for injuries, but refused medical attention.
According to the report, Henryco Commonwealth’s Attorney, Shannon Taylor, described the alleged episode as “disgusting and vile” and said her office would be “prosecuted until the end of the law.”
“An accepted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and propagandist for the Confederation ideology,” said Rogers, who was hit by various charges, including attempted malicious injury.
The office weighs the possibility of accusing hate crime.
In an interview with Richmond Times-Dispatch, Rogers ‘girlfriend said someone was trying to escape the protesters after hitting his 14-year-old son who got into the passenger seat of Rogers’ truck.
“He tried to drive a median to keep my son out of danger,” he said to the newspaper.
The police are investigating these accusations.
His girlfriend, Rogers’ Confederate general of protesters A.P. He said he went out on Sunday after hearing that he was meeting near the Hill statue.
He planned to “observe” whether the statue was destroyed and report it to the police.
“He didn’t go there with violent tendencies,” said his girlfriend.