Hundreds gather at vigil for Charlottesville victims at crash site
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Hundreds of people gathered at the site of a fatal crash in Charlottesville, Va., to honor the victim one day after a white supremacist rally turned violent.

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a man with reported white supremacist ties drove his car into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters at the white nationalist rally on Saturday. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, has been charged with second-degree murder in the crash.

A vigil was initially planned for the University of Virginia but was canceled because of a “credible threat” from white supremacists, organizers said in a press release.


A crowd later formed at the car crash site to memorialize Heyer and honor those injured in the incident. Participants laid flowers and candles on the ground and sang “This Little Light of Mine," according to Fox News.

Two Virginia state police officers were also killed in a helicopter crash that authorities linked to the white nationalist rally.

The vigil was one of dozens held across the country, along with protests against the white supremacist rally and President Trump’s response to the violence.

Trump initially blamed “many sides” for the violence that broke out at the event Saturday. The White House clarified Sunday that Trump denounces "white supremacists, [the Ku Klux Klan] Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups."

Vice President Pence defended Trump on Sunday, saying that the U.S. has "no tolerance for hate and violence, white supremacists or neo-Nazis or the KKK."