Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted out a photo of Heather Heyer, who was identified as the woman killed while protesting the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.
"My heart goes out to Heather Heyer's family," McAuliffe wrote. "She died standing up against hate & bigotry. Her bravery should inspire all to come together."
My heart goes out to Heather Heyer's family. She died standing up against hate & bigotry. Her bravery should inspire all to come together. pic.twitter.com/1Zbi2D2Vgq— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 13, 2017
In a follow-up tweet, McAuliffe called on Americans to denounce "white supremacy, Nazism & any rhetoric that empowers those who seek to divide us."
Heather Heyer, 32, has been identified by Virginia police as the woman who was killed when a driver struck a group of pedestrians with his car during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
RIP | Friends and family have identified the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville as Heather Heyer, a paralegal from Greene County. pic.twitter.com/09MbLsQPIg— ABC13News (@ABC13News) August 13, 2017
Heyer was one of the counter protesters at the rally when James Alex Fields Jr. from Ohio allegedly drove his vehicle into the group, which killed Heyer and injured 19 others.
A GoFundMe has been set up for her family, and on the page her mother is quoted saying, "She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her."