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Family, friends remember Heather Heyer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 01:25

Family members raised their voices for 'love not hate', during the memorial Wednesday for Heather Heyer, who was killed after clashes on Saturday in Charlottesville between white nationalists attending a ''Unite the Right'' gathering and counter-protesters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: With tears and tributes, hundreds of purple-clad residents packed an historic Charlottesville theatre to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators. Heather Heyer, a paralegal whom colleagues said was dedicated to social justice, was killed after clashes on Saturday between white nationalists attending a "Unite the Right" gathering and counter-protesters. James Fields, a 20-year-old Ohio man, has been charged with her murder. "We are absolutely in awe at this outpouring of affection," Elwood Shrader, Heyer's grandfather, told the service at the city's 1930s era Paramount Theater, near where she died. "She wanted respect for everybody. In our family, all lives matter." In the crowd were Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Senator Tim Kane and Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer. Many of those attending wore purple, Heyer's favourite colour, at the request of her family. The theatre's marquee outside read: "Heather Heyer, gone but not forgotten."

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Family, friends remember Heather Heyer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 01:25