Charlottesville protest victim Heather Heyer 'wanted to put down hate'

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"I would like for us to carry her legacy on by doing the same thing: Respecting the rights of everyone", Cathy Brinkley said. But she changed her tone in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, saying, "I was so exhausted I don't remember saying something nice or derogatory about him".

"They tried to kill my child to shut her up". "My child's famous Facebook post was, 'If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention, '" she said. "We ask that you are respectful to the family in their time of grief and come together peacefully as a community to honor the memory of Heather". "You have ruined your life and you've disturbed mine, but you took my child from me".

Charlottesville protest victim Heather Heyer 'wanted to put down hate'
Charlottesville protest victim Heather Heyer 'wanted to put down hate'

"I think the reason that what happened to Heather has struck a cord, is because we know what she did was achievable", she said. He called her "beautiful and incredible" and a "truly special young woman", adding "she will be long remembered by all!" They sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence for the three lives lost during Saturday's violence.

Heyer was killed Saturday when a vehicle allegedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. stormed into a counter protest and hit dozens of demonstrators. Nineteen others were injured in the incident. Fields is charged with second-degree murder.

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"What Charlottesville is doing, and I think what Heather would have wanted, is you learn from it", Welty said. I don't want to die, ' " Jackson remembered.

"It was just the beginning of Heather's legacy".

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Susan Bro urges about 1,000 mourners gathered inside the Paramount Theatre to "find in your heart that small spark of accountability". Alongside an image of her daughter, she spoke of personal responsibility in the fight for social justice and entreated the grieving to do their part in making the world a better place, especially when things are most hard. What injustice do I see?

People carrying guns to provide security in the event of far-right protesters stand outside the memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed at in a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 16, 2017.

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