Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

He bravely pushed his bride-to-be out of the way of a speeding car of an evil white supremacist. 

Now Charlottesville protester, Marcus Martin, 26, has made his first public appearance since the horrific incident on Sunday.

Marcus Martin and his fiancee Marissa Blair, 27, and their friends – including Heather Heyer, 32 – were among those mowed down by white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr.

Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

Fields plowed into 20 people who were counter-protesting a far-right rally in the Virginia town.

He allegedly killed Heyer and injured 19 others, including Marcus, police say.

On Sunday, Marcus was seen in Charlottesville in a wheelchair with a broken leg. He was clearly emotional as he laid down white flowers on the spot where his friend died.

Martin, of Lovingston, Virginia, was surrounded by friends as he remembered murdered Heather Heyer at the memorial.

Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

Marcus and his friends wore purple T-shirts with Heather Heyer’s face, and the phrase she wrote on social media before her death: ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’

Marcus was photographed at the moment of the crash. He was tossed up in the air by the vehicle as its smashed into its helpless victims. He was then struck again by the car as it backed over him.  

Speaking exclusively to the DailyMail.com on Saturday, Marcus fiancee Marissa spoke about the terrifying moment, saying: ‘He saved me then he was under the car.’

Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

Moments before Martin was hit, Marissa says they had been walking through the streets, chanting and laughing.

She added to the DailyMail.com: ‘We were saying, “Whose streets? Our streets!” and just having a good time. We were right at the intersection, deciding to go right or left. We went left.’

‘We hear a commotion from the top of the street. It happened so fast. I felt myself shoved out of the way. [Martin] had pushed me out of the way.’

‘It was so fast. All he could think was to push me. He saved me then he was under the car. I checked myself and then immediately thought, where’s Marcus?’

Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

‘I started looking where the car had hit people. I saw his hat had blood all over it but he wasn’t there. I found him with no blood on him.’

‘We were taken to the hospital and I overheard someone say that the heavyset woman who they were doing CPR on had died.’

‘I started asking around but I knew that it was my friend Heather. She had been standing right in front of Marcus.’ 

Marissa continued: ‘It was senseless. People said we were wrong for being there but it was that guy [driver] who was wrong.’

Charlottesville Hero Visits Memorial Of Friend Who Died, After Breaking Leg Pushing Fiancee Out Of The Way Of White Supremacist

‘Why would anyone think that it’s okay to do this? He rammed into us.’ 

Marissa says she attended the Charlottesville rally in protest of the alt-right groups that were gathered there.

She said she drove the 50 minutes from Lovingston, Virginia, with Martin and Heather.

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  1. “Moments before Martin was hit, Marissa says they had been walking through the streets, chanting and laughing.
    She added to the DailyMail.com: ‘We were saying, “Whose streets? Our streets!” and just having a good time. We were right at the intersection, deciding to go right or left. We went left.’
    ‘We hear a commotion from the top of the street. It happened so fast. I felt myself shoved out of the way. [Martin] had pushed me out of the way.’’

    I am horrified by what happened. Anyone who does this type of thing is a monster. It did serve as a wake up call though. These things are not fun and games. I’ve seen those smiling faces and worry about those people. You can only push so far before people strike back. Looks like that point has been reached.

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