Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

Black Lives Matter leader dies in New Orleans shooting

Black Lives Matter leader dies in New Orleans shooting

After being shot in the leg Tuesday (Feb. 6), Black Lives Matter Activist, Muhiyidin Moye, died at a local New Orleans hospital.

'I don't have more details than that, but it appears to be a random act of violence, ' wrote Fish.

The New Orleans coroner's office has confirmed Moye, also known as Muhiydin D'baha, has died.

D'baha's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs and the return of his body from New Orleans.

Charleston journalist Shani Raine Gilchrist said that, although she'd only met Moye on a handful of occasions, he was not forgettable. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fundraiser had garnered nearly triple its initial goal of $7,500.

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He grabbed the Confederate flag and tried to run off, dropping it at one point before he was soon tackled by a number of police officers.

D'Baha was slapped with disorderly conduct charges as a result of the incident, which was caught on air. "Not another generation of people are going to be intimidated by this flag".

Bree Newsome, the woman who climbed a flagpole and unhooked the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015, was giving a speech in downtown Charleston when d'Baha jumped into the crowd on live television.

Before the damning video of Slager opening fire became public, Feidin Santana actually sent a screenshot of the footage to Moye and BLM Charleston, who connected Santana with Scott's family, Moye told CNN during a 2016 interview.

Family members of prominent Charleston civil rights activist Muhiydin Moye say he was shot and killed overnight in New Orleans. "When it was time for us to organize and step up to the plate for our protest we didn't have the kind of indecision and we didn't have the kind of confusion that I think other places have had to deal with". He was 32 years of age. Popular activist, DeRay Mckesson, took to Twitter to call d'Baha "a force and an incredible guy", while Malcolm Suber, a coordinator for Take 'Em Down NOLA, stated "my thoughts go out to him and his family". This is quite a loss.

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