WBAI Evening News
- 08/16/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

Susan Bro, Heather Heyer's mom at a memorial for her daughter in Charlottesville, August 16, 2017
— Last night Michael Moore who is performing a a one person show, The Terms of My Surrender, on Broadway brought his audience with him to join a protest which had been going on since Donald Trump returned to NYC Monday evening, led by RefuseFascism in front of Trump Tower. Actor Activist Mark Ruffalo led a chant remembering Heather Heyer. #SayHerName.

—Last Saturday, 32 year old Heather Heyer was killed when a 20 year old white supremacist plowed his car into counter protesters. An action which follows a video published by Fox, Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller of cars mowing down protesters. It urged viewers to “Study the Technique.” Those far right extremists were assembled in Charlottesville to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. and they may have been emboldened by an editorial in the Charlottesville Daily Progress which blamed Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, the only black person on the City Council, for calling for the removal of the statue and for the rising tensions.

—Today Heyer was remembered by friends and family at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Charlottesville. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro says to the hate groups, "You tried to kill my daughter to shut her up. Well you just magnified her!" She says, "If you're not outraged, your not paying attention and I want you to pay attention. Find what's wrong, Don't ignore it. Don't look the other way. You make a point to look at it and say to yourself, what can I do to make a difference and that's how you're going to make my child's death worthwhile." 

—Meanwhile, Republican leaders are distancing themselves from Donald Trump and his stance regarding white supremacist groups and violence in Charlottesville and more CEO's resigned from Donald Trump's advisory panels and then Trump disbanded the councils.

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