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>> Hundreds of mourners descending on the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to commemorate the death of Heather Heyer, and to reject the racism and hate that claimed her life and tarnished the City of Charlottesville last weekend. The 32-year-old paralegal was killed after clashes on Saturday when a suspected white nationalist rammed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.
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The crowd held candles and sang hymns. Heyer's parents spoke at a memorial service earlier in the day.>> No father should have to do this. Loved my daughter. And as I look at on you guys, you loved her too.>> I'd rather have my child, but by golly if I got to give her up we're gonna make it count.
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They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.>> In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said Heyer was a truly special young woman, but his praise for the victim overshadowed by his inflammatory statements about the violence. Reuters Correspondent Scott Malone is in Charlottesville.
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>> I spoke to quite a number of attendees before and after the event. All of them said they were unimpressed and angered by Trump's latest statements that blamed for Saturday's violence extended in both sides. Several said that they had been surprised, but that his Monday statement singling out white supremacist and KKK felt quite scripted to them.
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And they felt that he's outburst the New York on Tuesday was more reflective of his real beliefs.>> Residents of the quiet liberal college town were horrified by the weekend violence that they said was caused by outsiders.>> Being here tonight was a way of really reclaiming the city that I observed destroyed, and the city that I feel so strongly about over all these years.
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>> Other cities are now grappling with the question of what to do if far-right groups want to hold public marches in their streets.