Woman killed at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville named

Heather Heyer, 32, a legal assistant from Virginia, was one of 20 people struck by vehicle that was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters

The woman who died when a car rammed a group of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was named on Sunday as Heather Heyer, a 32 year old legal assistant with a law firm in Virginia, who repeatedly championed civil rights issues on social media.

Heyer, whose Facebook cover photo read: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention”, worked for the Virginia law firm Miller Law, and regularly drew attention to cases of police malpractice and racism, as well as posting her support for Bernie Sanders in his presidential campaign.

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