Ku Klux Klan leader reportedly ran over protesters in Virginia, state officials say

Harry Rogers, 36, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, vandalism, assault and battery, and is being held without connection. He received the court on Monday morning, according to online court records.

The next Rogers hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18.

The Henrico County Police Department said in a statement that it received a call from Richmond police on Sunday over an incident that occurred during a protest in Richmond. CNN affiliate of WTVR reported the protest was a Black Lives Matter march, one of dozens that have taken place across the country since George Floyd’s death last month.

Several witnesses reported that the vehicle “turned the engine and ran through the protesters who took the road,” police said.

Rogers was arrested, and the victim who called to report the incident was checked by rescue at the scene and refused further treatment, police reported.

“While I am grateful that the victim’s injuries do not look serious, the attack on the peaceful protesters is horrific and disgusting and we will prosecute to the fullest extent,” County Attorney Henrico Shannon Taylor said in a statement.

Taylor said in a statement that because of Rogers’ acknowledged affiliation with the KKK, they are investigating whether the charge of hate crimes is appropriate.

CNN contacted Rogers’ attorney for comment, but did not respond.

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