The victim who lost her life to a "Unite The Right" demonstrator who plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters marching to oppose white supremacists in Charlottesville, has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer of Greene County.
Heyer, who was a paralegal for Miller Law Group PC, had reportedly descended onto the streets outside of Emancipation Park anticipating that there would be expressions of vile hatred from those rallying to keep a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee propped up in the city. But what she sadly isn't likely to have seen coming is that she'd put her life on the line to stand for diversity in the U.S.A., as she was fatally struck when suspect James Fields Jr. charged his Dodge Challenger through 20 protesters. Each of the 19 others sustained injuries in the attack.
Heyer was known as a vocal advocate for social justice. Her final Facebook post read, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention."