CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Residents in Charlottesville came together to fix the Heather Heyer memorial after a video showed a man kicking down flowers at the site.
Heyer was killed when a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters at the ‘Unite the Right Rally’ in 2017.
Residents made new bouquets for the memorial and wrote fresh messages in chalk.
One of the people who worked on the memorial said that fixing it helps the community reflect on finding peace after the rally.
“What we can do actively, small or large, in our personal daily lives, to heal hurts, to face hard realities and address those head-on,” Renne Branson said. “To me, that’s how we become more resilient, that’s how we become stronger, not only as people but also as an entire community.”
Charlottesville Police say they are investigating the vandalism.