Police in Charlottesville, Virginia have identified the woman killed by a white supremacist terrorist who plowed his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally Saturday.
Police say 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a paralegal from nearby Greene County, was killed by the car driven by 20-year-old Alex Fields Jr. Another 19 people were injured in the crash.
Five of those injured are in critical condition Sunday.
Heyer’s last Facebook post read, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
Heather Heyer IDed as the woman killed in the Charlottesville racist rally incident. Here is her last FB post: pic.twitter.com/BzCY8bg0zi
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 13, 2017
Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, told Huffington Post that her daughter went to the protest because she “was about bringing an end to injustice.”
“Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred,” Bro told HuffPo. “Heather was about bringing an end to injustice. I don’t want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion.”
A GoFundMe page set up by a family friend in Heyer’s honor raised over $100,000 as of Sunday morning.
“Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate,” the page says. “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.”
“Her mother… said ‘She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.’”