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Mourners Honor Heather Heyer in Charlottesville
About a 1,000 people gathered at a memorial service for 32-year-old Heather Heyer, killed Saturday during violent protests in Virginia.
Clergy observe a moment of silence for Heather Heyer outside the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Aug. 16.
Heyer was among the hundreds of protesters who had gathered Saturday in Charlottesville to decry what was believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade — including neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members. They descended on the city for a rally prompted by the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument.
Susan Bro, Heyer's mother speaks at the podium.
"I miss her so, so much, but I'm going to make her death worth something," Bro told The Associated Press.
Marcus Martin, second left, and his fiance Marissa Blair cry as Heyer's mother Susan Bro, right, becomes emotional. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer.
Counter-protesters had converged for a march along a downtown street when suddenly a Dodge Challenger barreled into them, hurling people into the air. Video shows the car reversing and hitting more people.
People hug as they gather near the memorial.
Heyer grew up in nearby Greene County and worked as a legal assistant at a law firm. Her boss, Larry Miller, said the young woman was active in the firm's bankruptcy practice and was like a family member to him.
"She's very compassionate, she's very precise, got a big heart, she wants to make sure that things are right. She cares about the people that we take care of. She's just a great person," Miller said.
Clergy observe a moment of silence outside the Paramount Theater.
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