‘Heather had no idea how much her small act of walking with her friends that day would make on the world.’ Heather Heyer’s tragic death inspired a wave of unity and love that spread beyond Charlottesville.
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It’s been one year since the riot in Charlottesville, where white nationalists and counter-protesters converged in a deadly day of political protest. The Unite the Right rally occurred in the Virginia town on August 11 and 12 in 2017. It included members of alt-right groups who said they were protesting in opposition to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.
On the second day, a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others. We visited Charlottesville to talk to Heather’s mother and friends on the riot’s one-year anniversary.
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