Heather Heyer, 32, (below) one of the people protesting the white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, was killed when a racist drove his silver Dodge Challenger into the crowd. Ms Heyer worked as a paralegal at the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville.
TWO STATE TROOPERS KILLED WHEN CHOPPER CRASHES
Virginia State Police said one of their agency’s helicopters crashed Saturday outside Charlottesville, killing two troopers. The helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitor the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The officers were identified as Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, who would have turned 41 Sunday. Cullen is survived by a wife and two sons; Bates by a wife and daughter.
WHITE SUPREMACIST ARRESTED
James Alex Fields Jr, 20, of Maumee, Ohio, was charged with second-degree murder and is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail after driving his Dodge Challenger into the crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
The deadly crash came after violent clashes erupted as hundreds of white supremacists including armed militias marched into Charlottesville sparking violent confrontations with counter-protesters.
Police cleared the scene with tear gas but the violence continued. Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said a total of 35 people had been treated for injuries, 14 of those were from individual engagements on the streets.
Horrifying video from the scene of the attack showed the silver muscle car speeding towards a group of fleeing anti-fascist protesters.
Another clip showed the vehicle ramming into the crowd at high speed and victims crying out in pain as they desperately sought medical help.
Witnesses said the car was traveling up to 40 mph when it hit and reversed before ramming into the crowd again and speeding off with someone’s shoe attached to its bumper. — Daily Mail