Charlottesville hero Marcus Martin appeared emotional on Sunday as he laid flowers at the scene where his friend Heather Heyer died, when a white supremacist allegedly drove into them
The brave Charlottesville protester who pushed his bride-to-be out of the way of a speeding car on Saturday – leaving himself in its path – made his first public appearance since the incident on Sunday.
Marcus Martin, 26, his fiancee Marissa Blair, 27, and their friends – including Heather Heyer, 32 – were among those allegedly targeted by white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr.
Fields plowed into 20 people who were counter-protesting a far-right rally in the Virginia town, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others, including Martin, police said.
On Sunday Martin was seen in Charlottesville in a wheelchair with a broken leg, tearing up as he laid down white flowers on the spot where his friend died.
Martin, of Lovingston, Virginia, was surrounded by friends as he remembered his slain pal at the memorial, which was also dedicated to the other victims, who were injured.
All of those with him wore purple T-shirts with Heyer’s face, and the phrase ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’
Martin was photographed at the moment of the crash, tossed up in the air by the vehicle as its smashed into its helpless victims.