We are still in shock from this weekend’s horrific white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.
To catch you up, graphic video was released of a Dodge Challenger car deliberately driving into protesters at a peaceful anti-racist rally — killing and injuring dozens of people. One of the victims was 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Heyer was attending the counter-protest with two of her friends, Marissa Blair and Marcus Martin, who fortunately (but narrowly) survived the attack.
In fact, Blair was a split second away from being hit by 20-year-old James Fields Jr. before Martin pushed her out of the way.
This photo (below) shows the moment Martin was plowed over by the vehicle after saving Blair’s life:
Speechless…… #IsThisOurCountry ??#PrayForCharolettesville #PRAYforourCOUNTRY #charolettesvilleA post shared by Tyron Woodley (@twooodley) on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:29am PDT
Amazingly, Marcus survived the hit — but suffered a broken leg. What a hero.
You can listen to Marissa describe the incident (below)!
Our thoughts are with these two as they mourn the death of their friend and recover from the tragic events.
[Image via Facebook.]