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Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Speaks Out About Her Tragic Death

Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd of protestors

The mother of Heather Heyer, who died after a car drove into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, has spoken out about her daughter’s devastating death.

On Saturday, 32-year-old Heather was part of a demonstration against a rally of white supremacist protestors. Her mother, Susan Bro, said Heather had always stood up for the rights of others.

“She always had a very strong sense of right and wrong, she always, even as a child, was very caught up in what she believed to be fair,” Susan told Huffington Post. “Somehow I almost feel that this is what she was born to be, is a focal point for change. I’m proud that what she was doing was peaceful, she wasn’t there fighting with people.”

In an interview with ABC News, Susan spoke out about the anger and hatred that has divided many in America.  

“Heather’s life was not about hate…and this young man who ran my daughter down mistakenly believed that hate would change the world, and it doesn’t,” she said.

“Hate harms people, and I don’t want more hate brought by my daughter’s death.

“I want peace that she would want. I want change. I want equality. I want fairness, and I want it done peacefully.”

She added that since the news of Heather’s death, falling asleep has become too painful because “every time I close my eyes I have tears running down my face.”

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