A young life was lost when a xenophobic person plowed his car into the crowd of people protesting against White Supremacists. Charlottesville protests have shocked the entire nation. The venom and the hate that the White supremacists spewed against everyone against their ideology of hate seems to have completely devastated the nation.
Amazingly, our President who should have condemned the hate-mongers seems to be siding with the people spreading hate, division and anarchy in the country. President Donald Trump’s tweets in the aftermath of the pitched battles and the terrorist attack in the form of the car attacking innocent people, killing a woman and injuring close to two dozen other people seems bewildering and crazy.
32-year old Heather Heyer lost her life when a xenophobic 20-year old driver plowed his car into the crowd of protesters during a rally in Charlottesville. She was crossing the street when she was hit and flung into the air. She was part of the counter protesters, carrying LGBTQ flags and Black Lives Matter signs. These people were protesting and demonstrating against a group of alt-right who had rallied together to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.
Heather Heyer who belonged to Greene County had graduated from William Monroe High School. She was a paralegal and reportedly worked for Miller Law Group PC in Virginia as a legal assistant. Reports suggest that she was taken to UVA Hospital, where she was declared dead. Heather Heyer Facebook and Linkedin page are full of glowing tributes to the departed soul.
A press release said that Heyer “was struck down by a vehicle while exercising her peaceful First Amendment right to speech…This senseless act of violence rips a hole in our collective hearts.”
She worked with Miller Law Group. The law group said, “For over four years Heather has played an essential role in our bankruptcy department and office as a whole”. Her friends say that “She always stands up for what she believes in and we had spoken about mixed race couples and families”.
Meanwhile, her friends have set up a Heather Heyer GoFundMe page to help them during this terrible time. You can donate here. As of the time of publication, $26,002 was raised of a $50,000 goal, with 984 people donating.
A friend on GoFundMe says, “I have spoken with Heather’s mother as well as other family members. We are setting up the funds to be released to whomever they choose to be in charge of her estate. I thank you all for helping to decrease their stress level and for helping us honor Heather.”