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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:14 AM

Heather Heyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

From Heavy.com: Heather Heyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know:

Heather Heyer died when a driver slammed into a crowd of counter protesters during a rally in Charlottesville. She was only 32 and was killed while crossing the street during the protests, taking a stand against racism and hate. The counter protesters, carrying LGBTQ flags and Black Lives Matter signs, were demonstrating against a group of alt-right who had rallied together to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. The night before, the alt-right group had carried torches in protest, ramping up the tensions in the area.

Heyer was tragically caught in the middle of one driverís unexpected turn toward violence. Now, her supporters are asking everyone to light a candle and stand outside their home in her honor, showing they are standing against hate on Sunday night at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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Heather Heyer was part of the counter protest group that was hit by the Ohio driver, while taking a stand against hate. She is a native of Greene County and graduated from William Monroe High School. She was a paralegal, International Business Times reported. According to her LinkedIn, she worked for Miller Law Group PC in Virginia as a legal assistant. She died doing what she believed in: speaking out against injustice, racism, and hate.

She was a Bernie supporter in 2016 and was open about those political views on her Facebook wall.

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She often posted on Facebook, standing up for others. She shared a video before the election about how if a person was scared of a Muslim, they should meet a Muslim to end those fears.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

1. What the hell do they mean, "unexpected" turn toward violence?

These terrorists went to Charlottesville to start the next civil war. Violence was not only EXPECTED, I'm surprised as little of it broke out as it did.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017, 12:52 AM

2. Many will not forget her and her death will not be in vain.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017, 09:35 PM

3. Heather's mother is remarkable

She makes me cry almost every time I hear her, but her strength and pride in her daughter is really something.

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