Demonstrators held a peaceful vigil in Charlottesville days after deadly rally

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A crowd gathers at the Charlottesville vigil @ZyndelKasaw Twitter

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 told a 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’t watched this, an emotional candlelight vigil at UVA tonight. #Charlottesville
— Gabrielle Smith (@GabbySmithTV) August 17, 2017

A speaker read part of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” at the #UVA#Charlottesville vigil/march. Very moving.
— Geoffrey Skelley (@geoffreyvs) August 17, 2017