Demonstrators sing during candlelight vigil

Crowds gathered in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday evening for a peaceful candlelight vigil and march just four days after violence during a white supremacist rally engulfed the normally peaceful college town.

Demonstrators were heard singing “This Land Is Your Land,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and other songs during the vigil.

The vigil follows the memorial service honoring Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed during the violence on Saturday when a car driven by a man with alleged ties to white supremacist groups rammed into a group of anti-racist protesters.

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“We don’t all have to die. We don’t all have to sacrifice our lives,” her mother, Susan Bro, said at the memorial service.

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her,” she continued.


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