The mother of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville has been receiving death threats.
Susan Bro, whose daughter was killed when a car plowed into a group of protesters said this at her daughter’s funeral:
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.”
Mrs. Bro’s told NBC News:
“I’ve had death threats already … because of what I’m doing right this second.”
Mrs. Bro also said:
“Whether there was violence on both sides or not is irrelevant. The guy mowed my daughter down and, sorry, that’s not excusable.”
She condemned President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville violence when he said that there was blame on both sides.
Mrs. Bro said that the White House has tried to contact her multiple times, but she refuses to talk to President Trump. Bro said:
“I’m not talking to the president now, I’m sorry. It’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweet about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms. Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists.”
Heyer’s parents have actually forgiven the suspects. She has shown compassion for the white nationalists. She said:
“As much as I detest what the nationalists seem to be trying to say, they have a voice that they’re trying to express — and somebody needs find out what it is that’s bothering them.”
“There are people who feel marginalized. There are people who feel their voices are not being heard, and I think that everybody needs to sit down and have an honest and painful discourse. We need to listen to each other.”
She’s a brave person for forgiving the people that killed her daughter.
Featured image via Twitter.