'Impact of Hate: Charlottesville' Gives Survivors a Voice
The two-hour special premieres on ID on August 12, 9/8c.
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia [Chip Somodevilla/Getty]
When the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia decided to remove its confederate statues, white nationalists and their supporters descended for a series of protests that culminated in the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally. Concerned citizens protested the influx of hate, including paralegal Heather Heyer. When a man deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, dozens were injured, and Heather was killed. On the third anniversary of the attack, Investigation Discovery presents the two-hour special Impact of Hate: Charlottesville.
This emotionally gripping story allows us to hear directly from the survivors about the horror they endured, and how the hateful actions of that fateful day left collateral damage for a lifetime. Told fully through raw and emotional first-person interviews woven with archival footage from the rally, Impact of Hate: Charlottesville will premiere on the three-year anniversary of the tragedy on Wednesday, August 12 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.