US Woman Killed in Charlottesville Was ‘Murdered While Protesting Hate’

19:06  13 august  2017
19:06  13 august  2017 Source:   Daily Intelligencer

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  Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer: 'I’m Proud Of What She Did' <p>Heather, a paralegal who lived in Charlottesville, was determined to stand up to injustice, her mother told HuffPost.</p><p></p>She was thinking fondly of her daughter, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia the day before after a man drove his car into protesters of the “Unite the Right” rally, a gathering of white supremacist groups.

The young woman killed when James Alex Fields, Jr. drove a Dodge Challenger into a group of anti-racist protesters yesterday in Charlottesville , has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer, of Virginia. “Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate ,” a friend also wrote on a

— The woman killed in Charlottesville on Saturday has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Virginia Gov. A candlelight vigil for Heyer was planned for Sunday in Charlottesville . “Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate .

  Woman Killed in Charlottesville Was ‘Murdered While Protesting Hate’ © Provided by The Cut

The young woman killed when James Alex Fields, Jr. drove a Dodge Challenger into a group of anti-racist protesters yesterday in Charlottesville, has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer, of Virginia.

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The crash left Heyer lying on the pavement alongside another victim, the Daily News reports. It’s not clear if she died at the scene or not.

Fields, a 20-year-old Ohio man, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, as well as other crimes related to the hit-and-run. He reportedly attended the rally in support of white nationalism.

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  Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as ‘a Strong Woman’ <p>Friends described her as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices. That sense of conviction led her to join demonstrators protesting a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.</p>Friends described her as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices. That sense of conviction led her to join demonstrators protesting a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

A white supremacist from Ohio has been charged with murder after he rammed his car into a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia, on Saturday (12 August) and killed a woman . The page read: "Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate .

Pictured: Woman , 32, mowed down and killed while protesting hate -fueled white supremacist march in Virginia. Fields Jr, who is being held at the Albemarle- Charlottesville Regional Jail, has since been charged with second-degree murder .

Heyer is from Stanardsville, Virginia, about 25 miles from Charlottesville. She worked as a paralegal at the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, according to her LinkedIn page.

It not yet confirmed if Heyer was protesting the white supremacist rally that was broken up by police shortly before the hit-and-run attack, but that seems likely to be the case.

In her last public Facebook post, Heyer wrote, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

“Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate,” a friend also wrote on a GoFundMe fundraising page set up for the young woman’s family.

Heyer’s mother, who has not spoken out publicly, said in the statement on the GoFundMe page, “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”

A vigil is planned for Heyer at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park, which was to be the epicenter of the white nationalist rally, and much of the counterprotest, on Saturday.

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