Impromptu candlelight vigil held for Charlottesville at UVA

A candlelight vigil on the campus of the University of Virginia just kept getting bigger as it went on.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WUSA9) - An impromptu candlelight vigil for Charlottesville was held on the University of Virginia's campus on Wednesday night. 

Candles of love replaced the torches of hate that marched through the University of Virginia last Friday. The impromptu vigil came after a memorial service was held Heather Heyer. Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. 

RELATED: Family, friends remember Heather Heyer in Charlottesville 

It was reported that the vigil was organized and spread without the use of social media to keep racists from showing up.

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