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Heather Heyer. (Photo, Terry McAuliffe)

Police identified Heather Heyer as the woman killed during a white supremacist rally in Virginia


Updated August 13, 2017 01:04 PM EDT

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."

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.

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."

For more information on the deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia click here

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