Antifa crashes Heather Heyer’s funeral armed with bats and purple shields

A group of Antifa protesters armed with purple shields and bats arrived at the Wednesday funeral of a woman murdered by a white supremacist who struck her with a vehicle.

Antifa, a collection of liberal left wing protesters, decided to crash the funeral of Heather Heyer, a white woman who was killed after a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of protesters during a white nationalist riot.

President Trump weighed in:

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The antifascist activists claimed they showed up armed because “the police won’t protect the people,” according to a reporter on the scene.

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Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, says she is going to make her daughter’s death ‘worth something’ after the 32-year-old was fatally struck by a car which plowed into a group of counter-protestors during a white supremacist rally. (Aug. 14) AP

Heather Heyer died during a white supremacist rally over the potential removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee. The rally broke out into violence between armed white nationalists and Antifa protesters throwing balloons filled with ink and urine and bricks at the white nationalists gathered there.

The line to enter Heyer’s funeral, hosted at the Paramount theater in Charlottesville, reached two blocks.

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