Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer is recalled as ‘a strong woman’ – Orange County Register
By Christina Caron
Heather D. Heyer died standing up for what she believed in.
Friends described her as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices. That sense of conviction led her to join demonstrators protesting a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
A memorial at the site of the deadly car attack in Charlottesville, Va., honors victim Heather Heyer. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Evelyn Hockstein
Marcus Martin, bottom left, pauses during a vigil on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, held for the victims injured Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. A car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally on Saturday, injuring over a dozen people including Martin. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Marcus Martin pauses during a vigil on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, held for the victims of an attack on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. A man plowed a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally on Saturday, injuring over a dozen people including Martin. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
People attend a unity rally Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Richmond, Va. Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim, Heather Heyer, sits in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Heyer died when a car rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists who had gathered in the city for a rally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
“We were just marching around, spreading love — and then the accident happened,” a friend, Marissa Blair, said. “In a split second you see a car, and you see bodies flying.”
The authorities said Heyer, 32, was killed when a car driven by a man from Ohio plowed into the…