Memorial to slain Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer (10 images)

Mourners wrote messages and left flowers on August 17, 2017, at the spot where an activist was killed during protests in Charlottesville, Va., the weekend before. Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was part of a group of protesters hit when a man plowed his car into them. Several others were injured.

James Alex Field, Jr., has been arrested in the case. Described as a Nazi sympathizer, he was on the scene of the planned "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, organized to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Heyer was among the counter-protesters.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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A message written with chalk in memory of Heather Heyer on the wall near the attack site. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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Thousands of flowers and messages cover the street. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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A 20-year-old man was arrested after he drove his car into a group of counter-protesters on this street in Charlottesville. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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Chalk messages, like this Bible verse from 1 Corinthians, cover the street at the attack site. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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A an leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial. Heyer was killed during a protest over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. She was a counter-protester. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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A grieving couple comforts each other at the site where Heather Heyer was killed. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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