Demonstrators held a peaceful vigil in Charlottesville days after deadly rally

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A crowd gathers at the Charlottesville vigil
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Demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, held a peaceful vigil Wednesday evening in the wake of the deadly violence the town faced last weekend.

During the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday, held by white supremacists and neo-Nazis to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, a car driven by James Fields Jr. plowed into counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring many others.

Speaking at a service Wednesday afternoon, Heyer’s mother tolda crowd, “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her,” Reuters reported.

Here’s video from the vigil:

In case you haven’twatched this, an emotional candlelight vigil at UVA tonight.#Charlottesvillepic.twitter.com/o8yk9TkGac

#Charlottesvillepic.twitter.com/o8yk9TkGacAugust17, 2017

A speaker read part of MayaAngelou’s “Still I Rise” at the #UVA#Charlottesvillevigil/march. Very moving. pic.twitter.com/3SHqKvhb0x

#UVA#Charlottesvillepic.twitter.com/3SHqKvhb0xAugust17, 2017