A Virginia paralegal, Heather Heyer, has been identified as the woman killed in the anti-racist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A horrific incident happened in Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon. A car plowed through the crowd at an anti-racist protest. Fortunately, the disgusting perp is now in custody.
Heyer is one of three people killed in the protest on Saturday. She was a legal assistant for the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, where she focused on bankruptcy cases.
Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said:
“Our hearts are grieving right now…. Three people died who didn’t need to die.”
Lauren Moon, who has been friends with Heyer since third grade, told USA Today:
“She always stands up for what she believes in and we had spoken about mixed race couples and families.”
People shared her final Facebook quote, “If you are not outraged, then you are not paying attention,” on Twitter with the hashtag #HeatherHeyer.
Her donations page received $80,000 at the time of publication. A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 pm on Sunday evening.
Heyer was among 20 people hit by the vehicle at the protest.
The man behind the wheel was 20-year-old James Fields, Jr. who was protesting among the White Nationalists just hours earlier.
Her GoFundMe page reads:
“Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate. We are raising money to give to her family for anything that they may need. The family is aware of this and is in complete charge of when and where the funds will be released. She is a Greene County native and Graduated from William Monroe High School. 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.'”
“She will truly be missed.”
Here are some of the best tweets about her and in tribute to her:
Our condolences go out to the family of Heather Heyer who was killed by a terrorist as she protested Neo-Nazism and white supremacy.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 13, 2017
— David Thoreau (@D_Thoreau) August 13, 2017
— Ben Kesling (@bkesling) August 13, 2017
— Bob Walsh (@z9rjw0) August 13, 2017
Featured image via Twitter.