‘She was there standing up for what was right’ – The Mercury News


By Ellie Silverman and Michael Laris, (c) 2017, The Washington Post

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Police on Sunday identified the woman killed Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a group of counterprotesters here as 32-year-old Heather D. Heyer.

Authorities said 19 other pedestrians suffered injuries ranging from serious to minor.

As a girl, Heyer stood up for people being picked on while riding the schools bus.

On Saturday, she was killed standing up for her country, according to a childhood friend.

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