Everyone from the Louisa communes who went to the Charlottesville anti-Alt Right protest made it home safe and none were arrested. Tragically, this is not true for everyone. Very specifically, it was not true for Heather Heyer, who was killed by an alt-right terrorist who drove a car into a crowd of protesters.
Heather was a paralegal, she lived not far from Charlottesville. There is a gofundme crowd funder raising money for Heather’s family, in which her mother is quoted. “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”
Political officials and victims rights advocates often encourage journalists not to name mass killers. The person arrested for killing Heather Heyer is James Alex Fields Jr. They are in the middle of the following picture.
The US President provided political cover for Fields by not mentioning white supremacy and claiming that there is violence from “many sides” at the protest. Fields tried to drive away, but was ultimately arrested. They are in jail in Cville.
One of the most important parts of this heavily promoted “Summer of Hate” key event, which had several alt-right star personalities is that it was pretty small. As with the KKK rally last month, the counter protesters out numbered the alt-right folks 5 or 10 to 1. This is reason for hope in the dark aftermath of this sad day.
There is very little public on Heather Heyers Facebook page, but one of the few things she does have up is one of my favorite quotes.
About paxusa funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.
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