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Heather Heyer Way: Charlottesville Street Renamed After Woman Killed in Counter Protest

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*The Charlottesville, Virginia, street where Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist on Aug. 12 has been renamed “Heather Heyer Way” in her honor.

Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal passionate about social justice, died when a car plowed into a group of counter-demonstrators who were protesting a white supremacist rally in the city.

In a ceremony Wednesday, Charlottesville officially renamed the part of Fourth Street where she was struck after Heyer. Her mother, Susan Bro, addressed gatherers at the dedication.

“I find it easier to go to the cemetery than to come here, frankly,” Bro said.

She added: “I’m proud of how she died. What other legacy could a mother ever want for her child?”

Susan Dro, mother of Heather Heyer, speaks at dedication ceremony of Heather Heyer Way
Susan Dro, mother of Heather Heyer, speaks at dedication ceremony of Heather Heyer Way

Heyer’s father, Mark Heyer, her mentor and coworker at the Miller Law Group, Alfred Wilson, and Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer also spoke at the ceremony.

“The terror attack that resulted in Ms. Heyer’s death and serious injuries to dozens more shocked our community and touched the heart and soul of not only Charlottesville, but the entire country,” read a proclamation signed by the mayor. “This honorary designation pays tribute to Ms. Heyer’s dedication to justice, fairness, equal rights for all and positive social change.”

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