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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.

“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…

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