US Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer: 'I’m Proud Of What She Did'

21:16  13 august  2017
21:16  13 august  2017 Source:   HuffPost

Woman Killed in Charlottesville Was ‘Murdered While Protesting Hate’

  Woman Killed in Charlottesville Was ‘Murdered While Protesting Hate’ She has been identified as Heather Heyer, 32.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.

Victim in Charlottesville Attack Identified as Heather Heyer : ‘ She Died Doing What Was Right’. “ She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her ,” her mother said, according to the donation page.

Heather Heyer , 32, was slain yesterday in what authorities say was a premeditated fatal car attack in Charlottesville , Virginia. On a GoFundMe site established to help pay for funeral costs, Heyer ’s mother , who declined to be named, is quoted as saying that her daughter “died doing what was right.”

  Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer: 'I’m Proud Of What She Did' © GoFundMe

RUCKERSVILLE, Va. ― Susan Bro sat in her darkened home on Sunday, tearing up as she smiled.

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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.

Heather, a paralegal who lived in Charlottesville, was determined to stand up to injustice, her mother told HuffPost. There was no question that she would protest throngs of neo-Nazis and other extremists that had descended on her town.

Community mourns woman killed in Charlottesville attack

  Community mourns woman killed in Charlottesville attack Friends and family mourned Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, Va., who was killed in Saturday’s car attack after a protest involving white nationalists in the college town. Friends and family mourned Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, Va.,  who was killed in Saturday’s car attack after a protest involving white nationalists in the college town.

Friends and relatives have identified the victim of Saturday’s domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville as 32–year–old paralegal Heather Heyer “ She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her ,” Heyer ’s mother said, according to the GoFundMe page.

Heather Heyer . CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. “ Her mother (whom I will not name until she is ready) said ‘ She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her .'” Makeshift candlelight vigil honors Charlottesville chaos victims .

“She always had a very strong sense of right and wrong, she always, even as a child, was very caught up in what she believed to be fair,” Bro said. “Somehow I almost feel that this is what she was born to be, is a focal point for change. I’m proud that what she was doing was peaceful, she wasn’t there fighting with people.”

She recalled that her daughter was charitable and reached out to the underprivileged. Bro said Heather used invite friends who were “having a hard time” to stay with them, sometimes for months. Anyone who needed help received it from Heather, Bro said.

Others who knew Heyer expressed similar sentiments. A neighbor in Charlottesville told HuffPost that, “she lived her life like her path ― and it was for justice.” A GoFundMe page set up Heyer’s name by a family friend said that Heyer was killed “while protesting against hate.”

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as ‘a Strong Woman’

  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.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer , a paralegal from nearby Greene County. Her death was announced in a tweet by Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer Her mother said: ' She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her .' She will truly be missed."

It says that Heyer was from Ruckersville, Va., but living in Charlottesville . “ She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her ,” Felicia Correa, Heyer 's childhood pal who spoke on behalf of the victim ’s mother , told the Daily News.

20-year-old James Field Jr. was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder over the crash. Field was in Charlottesville attending the “Unite the Right” rally and was photographed with a shield bearing a white supremacist emblem hours before the attack.

“I think he’s still very young, and I’m sorry he believed that hate could fix problems. Hate only brings more hate,” Bro said. “Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred. Heather was about bringing an end to injustice.

She began to cry as she added, “I don’t want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion. I’m very sorry that [Fields] chose that path because he has now ruined his life as well as robbed a great many of us of someone we love very much.”

“No mother wants to lose a child, but I’m proud of her,” she said. “I’m proud of what she did.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

One week later, Charlottesville still trying to recover .
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Rosia Parker is having trouble sleeping. She closes her eyes and she sees the accident. She was right there by Heather Heyer when the car hit her, she says. Parker, 45, says she is trying to move on. She says she tries to laugh to keep herself from crying. Her thoughts echo those of many in Charlottesville, where people say they are still trying to process the events that roiled the city one week ago, when hundreds of white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended upon it to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Rosia Parker is having trouble sleeping.

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