A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident.
DeAndre Harris, who is accused of unlawful wounding at the 12 August Charlottesville protest, was released on an unsecured bond.
Photos and video of Mr Harris, 20, being attacked by white men at the event were widely shared online.
Two alleged assailants were charged with malicious wounding in September.
But many are incredulous that an African-American set upon by white attackers at a far-right demonstration could himself face a criminal case.
Another individual alleged that Mr Harris attacked him, prompting the arrest warrant to be issued on Tuesday.
Mr Harris's lawyer, S Lee Merritt, said his client did nothing wrong and authorities did not have probable cause to prosecute him.
Mr Harris could face up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine (£1,880).
The attorney said his client, a former special-education instruction assistant, suffered a concussion, a knee injury and a fractured wrist.
The assault also left him with a head laceration that required stitches.
"We find it highly offensive and upsetting," Mr Merritt told the Washington Post newspaper, "but what's more jarring is that he's been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him."
This is pretty **** crazy lol there surely has to be more to this. Nobody could be dumb enough to press charges when there is evidence of you ganging up assaulting someone with a weapon if they haven't done anything.
Edited by Jolldan, 13 October 2017 - 02:21 AM.