The mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer urged others to “make the world a better place” and channel their anger into “righteous action” at her packed memorial service Wednesday.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. But, guess what? You just magnified her,” Susan Bro said to loud applause.
“I want this to spread. This is just the beginning of Heather’s legacy, this is not the end of Heather’s legacy,” she continued. “You need to find in your heart that small spark of accountability — what is it that I can do to make the world a better place. You poke that finger at yourself like Heather would’ve done, and you make that happen. You find a way to make a difference in the world.”
Just after the service ended, a woman in the balcony stood up and began shouting about politics.
“We need to have the courage.. we need to stop being afraid,” she yelled, as several people in the crowd urged her to sit down.
“Please be respectful of my daughter,” Bro told the woman from the front row of the Paramount Theater. “I know you want to promote her message… but carry it on outside of here.”