Woman Killed in Charlottesville Car Ramming Identified

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Friends and family have identified 32-year-old Heather Heyer as the woman killed in Charlottesville, VA, Saturday, when a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally.

Heyer worked as a paralegal with the Miller Law Group.
Her last public Facebook post read: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention". 

Heather Heyer Facebook Screengrab

Heyer’s childhood friend Felicia Correa told reporters, "She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”

Correa spoke on behalf of the victim’s mother.

20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, in connection with yesterday's events.

Leaders from both sides of the political spectrum have since spoken out against white supremacy, bigotry, and violence.

President Trump gave a statement that has since received criticism for its failure to condemn white supremacy specifically -- particularly as former KKK leader David Duke stated at the rally that they were going to "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump". 

How are you feeling about all of this?

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