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Hundreds gather in Charlottesville to honor woman killed in protests

A man wears a purple sticker in honor of Heather Heyer while standing on line to attend a memorial service (Julia Rendleman / AP)

Hundreds of people came together Wednesday to honor Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed Saturday when a 20-year-old man rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the emotional service, Heyer's friends and family used the opportunity to speak out against the violence and hate that took place over the weekend. Her mother, Susan Bro, made a powerful statement:

QuoteThey tried to kill my child to shut her up. But guess what? You just magnified her.