Offbeat Couple who survived Charlottesville car attack marry

22:06  16 may  2018
22:06  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Couple Who Survived Charlottesville Attack Marry, Honor Heather Heyer

  Couple Who Survived Charlottesville Attack Marry, Honor Heather Heyer The groom had been injured in the car attack that claimed Heyer's life.Marcus Martin pushed his then-fiancee, Marissa Blair, out of the way right before a white supremacist could hit her in a vehicle he intentionally drove into a crowd protesting the white nationalist Unite the Right rally last August. Martin broke his leg when the car hit him instead. A photo snapped in the moment shows Martin in midair after being hit.

Marissa Blair and her fiance Marcus Martin shared their moving story with Ellen about surviving the attack in Charlottesville , and finding love when there's only hate.

A couple who survived the deadly white supremacist car attack during clashes in Charlottesville last summer finally got to tie the knot on Saturday. Marcus Martin, who was pictured mid-air in a powerful photo taken when the Dodge Challenger struck on August 12, married his fiancée Marissa Blair in

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 16: Marcus Martin (R) hugs his fiance Marissa Blair during a memorial for Heather Heyer at the Paramount Theater on August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. © Photo by Andrew Shurtleff-Pool/Getty Images CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 16: Marcus Martin (R) hugs his fiance Marissa Blair during a memorial for Heather Heyer at the Paramount Theater on August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Virginia man injured in a car attack the day of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and his fiancee have wed in a ceremony that came together with help from their community.

Charlottesville TV station WVIR reports Marcus Martin and fiancee Marissa Blair got married Saturday without spending a penny, thanks to a local wedding planning company and other vendors.

The couple was in downtown Charlottesville on Aug. 12 when a car plowed into counterprotesters. Martin shoved Blair out of the way but was hit and upended, breaking his leg.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photo captured him flying into the air.

The TV station reports the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in the attack, led the crowd in a butterfly release in remembrance during the ceremony. Heyer was a friend of the couple.

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Information from: WVIR-TV, http://www.nbc29.com/

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