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Heather Heyer

Heather Heyer

Heather D. Heyer was a 32-year-old resident of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was identified as the person who was run over and killed by James Alex Fields Jr. at the Unite the Right rally.

She was a paralegal with the Miller Law Group.

Personal Life

Heather Heyer was a Greene County, Virginia native and an American graduate of William Monroe High School. She was part of the 2003 graduating class. [1]

Ms. Heyer lived alone with her Chihuahua, Violet, who was named after her favorite color.


She supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party presidential primaries in 2016 and was open about those political views on her Facebook wall.


On August 12, 2017, during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Heyer died and 19 others were injured when a Dodge Challenger driven by James Alex Fields Jr. rammed a crowd of counter protesters gathered to oppose the rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.

Marissa Blair, a friend of Heather Heyer who was at the incident, said, “We were just marching around, spreading love —and then the accident happened.

In a split second, you see a car, and you see bodies flying.”

A GoFundMe campaign started for Heyer raised over $40,000 in 8 hours. They eventually raised $224,975. [1]

Heyer's mom, Susan Bro, refused a phone call from President Donald Trump offering his condolences. Bro said: “I’m not talking to the President now. I’m sorry. After what he said about my child—and it’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists.”

Daily Stormer Controversy

Nazi website The Daily Stormer's Founder Andrew Anglin wrote an article mocking Heyer after her death. As a result, both GoDaddy and Google dropped the site.


Citation Linkgofundme.comGoFundMefor Heather Heyer
Aug 13, 2017, 3:49 AM
Citation Linknydailynews.comParalegal (Heather Heyer) killed during protest of Charlottesville white supremacist rally: 'She died doing what was right' (via NY Daily News)
Aug 13, 2017, 11:53 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comHeather Heyer's Facebookprofile
Aug 13, 2017, 11:57 AM
Citation Linknbcnews.comInsulting Article In The Daily Stormer.
Aug 14, 2017, 8:05 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHeather Heyer pictured on Facebook
Aug 13, 2017, 2:59 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPictured on Facebook
Aug 13, 2017, 3:00 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comBathroom Selfie of Heather Heyer
Aug 13, 2017, 3:01 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHeather Heyer pictured in June 2016
Aug 13, 2017, 3:06 AM
Citation Linkwtvr.com20-year-old man arrested for fatal Charlottesville car crash near rally
Aug 13, 2017, 3:07 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHer Facebook cover photo
Aug 13, 2017, 3:25 AM
Citation Linknytimes.comHeather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as ‘a Strong Woman’ (via New York Times)
Aug 30, 2017, 10:20 AM
Citation Linkmillerlawgrouppc.comHeather's Heyer's Miller Law Group profile
Aug 30, 2017, 10:22 AM