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Mourners Honor Heather Heyer, Killed by Neo-Nazi in Charlottesville, VA

HeadlineAug 17, 2017

In Charlottesville, Virginia, mourners gathered Wednesday for a memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday when a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer named James Alex Fields plowed his car into a crowd of anti-fascist demonstrators. Heyer was a longtime anti-racist activist who repeatedly championed civil rights issues on social media. This is Heather’s mother, Susan Bro.

Susan Bro: “Remember in your heart: If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. And I want you to pay attention, find what’s wrong. Don’t ignore it. Don’t look the other way. You make it a point to look at it, and say to yourself, 'What can I do to make a difference?'And that’s how you’re going to make my child’s death worthwhile. I’d rather have my child, but, by golly, if I got to give her up, we’re going to make it count.”

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