Twitter buzzed with photos of the event Wednesday evening as the crowd swelled. Preston Willett, a reporter with the local CBS affiliate WCAV, tweeted a video of the crowd singing “Good Old Song,” the university’s alma mater anthem.
Moments of silence were also held for Heyer and two Virginia state troopers who died when their helicopter crashed as they monitored the white nationalist rally, the Associated Press reported.
Washington’s CBS affiliate WUSA 9 said the vigil began after local memorial services were held for Heyer.
Vigils were also held in Philadelphia; Akron, Ohio.; Nassau, N.Y.; and other cities.