Vigils Held Throughout the Day for Heather Heyer in Charlottesville

A memorial was built at the intersection of Fourth Street and Water Street in downtown Charlottesville, VA at the scene where James Fields, who is a white supremacist attending the Unite the Right rally, allegedly plowed his car into a crowd of protesters marching through the city. Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured in the attack. Residents in the community and protesters paid respects and left flowers and notes throughout the day.

A vigil was organized for 6 p.m. at the site but was later canceled due to a credible threat. Even with the threat hundreds of mourners gathered at the memorial in the early evening on Sunday.

Earlier in the afternoon Jason Kessler, who organized the Unite the Right rally, attempted to hold a public press conference outside of Charlottesville City Hall. After being drowned out by shouting, he was punched and tackled by protesters. He eventually made it to police who separated him from the crowd.

A man places flowers at the memorial for Heather Heyer the morning after the attack that happened after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 13, 2017.

A family places flowers at the memorial for Heather Heyer the morning after the attack that happened after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 13, 2017.

A mourner leaves a note and a lit candle at the memorial built for Heather Heyer the morning after James Fields allegedly drove his car into a crowd of protesters killing one and injuring nineteen others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

A man lays flowers at the memorial for Heather Heyer while others sit and mourn the day after James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 13, 2017.

A man tapes a sign on the ground that reads “No Place for Hate” at the memorial built for Heather Heyer the morning after James Fields allegedly plowed his car into a group of protesters killing Heyer and injuring 19 others in Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

State police move in to keep a crowd of protesters from Jason Kessler who organized the Unite the Right rally after his press conference ended when he was punched and chased away from CIty Hall in Charleston, VA on August 13, 2017.

A police sniper watches over crowds after Jason Kessler tried to give a public press conference at City Hall in Charlottesville, VA on August 13, 2017.

Private security stands watch on top of a parking garage in Charlottesville, VA the day after Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly plowed his car into a group of marching protesters after the Unite the Right rally. August 13, 2017

Businesses in Downtown Charlottesville, VA had signs placed in their windows explaining why they were closed during the protest of the Unite the Right rally. August 13, 2017.

A photo of Heather Heyes is placed at a memorial for her at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

A woman places flowers on the memorial built for Heather Heyes during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

Hundreds of mourners gather at the memorial built for Heather Heyes during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

A black anarchist flag is placed at the memorial built for Heather Heyes during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

Mourners add balloons and flowers to the memorial built for Heather Heyes during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

A man sits on the ground and weeps during a vigil held at the memorial built for Heather Heyes on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville, VA.

Local religious leaders lead the group of mourners in prayer and songs at the memorial built for Heather Heyes during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

Community members who gathered at the memorial built for Heather Heyes hug each other during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

Community members who gathered at the memorial built for Heather Heyes hug each other during a vigil on August 13, 2017. Heather Heyes was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters marching in Downtown Charlottesville.

A woman writes “We Won’t Stop Fighting” at a memorial for Heather Heyer at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

Mourners light candles at a memorial for Heather Heyer at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

Mourners light candles at a memorial for Heather Heyer at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

Hundreds of mourners at a memorial for her at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

Hundreds of mourners at a memorial for her at the site where James Fields allegedly rammed his car into a group of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. Charlottesville, VA August 13, 2017.

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