Artist paints Heather Heyer mural on Freedom of Speech Wall

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While family and friends are memorializing Heather Heyer, a stranger is taking it one step further - creating a mural in her honor.



Heyer, a counter-protester, was killed on Saturday during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

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On Wednesday, many gathered inside of the city's amphitheater for a memorial dedicated to Heyer.

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And the artist, Sam Welty, added to the memorial by painting a mural of Heyer on the town's Freedom of Speech Wall.



The mural depicts Heyer's face and a quote reading, "Our hearts are broken, but we are forever proud of her."

It's surrounded by purple paint, which was Heyer's favorite color.

Storyful contributed to this post.

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