A young woman lost her life yesterday when a Nazi loser slammed his car into a crowd of counter protesters in what was clearly a deliberate attack. Last night, the “alleged” murderer was identified. Today, his victim is revealed.
Heather Heyer, 32, was a paralegal and a resident of Charlottesville, unlike the driver.
“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,”her mother, Susan Bro told the Huffington Post. She was politically active before and after the last election, according to friends.
Heyer was not killed on impact. Along with 20 others, she was taken to the hospital following the brutal attack, and that is where she later died.
“Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer was struck down by a vehicle while exercising her peaceful first-amendment right to speech,” reads a statement released by the city. “This senseless act of violence rips a hole in our collective hearts.”
There’s a verified GoFundMe account for her family.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 13, 2017
It’s hard to imagine the grief and shock her loved ones are going through right now. Let us all say a prayer on their behalf.