Offbeat Couple who survived Charlottesville car attack marry

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

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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/

Charlottesville organizers tell judge they were acting in self-defense at deadly rally .
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