Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Accomplice Flag Killed In New Orleans

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Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Accomplice Flag Killed In New Orleans

In February 2017, D'Baha made headlines when he leaped a police barricade in Charleston, South Carolina, and tried to take a protester's Confederate battle flag.

Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha launched himself in headlines when he was seen on live video attempting to snatch a Confederate Flag from a White man protesting in favor of the symbol previous year.

Moye's family told SC news outlets he was Black Lives Matter organizer Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye.

Beau Tidwell, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department, didn't elaborate on the shooting.

Muhiyidin was a leader of the BLM movement in Charleston, South Carolina and was very close to the family of Walter Scott, a black man who was also fatally shot by police officer Michael Slager in 2015.

Media reported that he died as a result of excessive loss of blood. On Tuesday night, Newsome told Mic she'd met Moye once, but deferred commenting on his death until she could learn more about the circumstances.

"We are lost right now", said Moye's sister Kimberli Duncan."But we are going to find our way".

In this July 2016 photo, Muhiydin Moye is approached by North Charleston Police officers, who escorted him from a North Charleston City Council Public Safety Committee meeting for interrupting the proceedings.

Charleston journalist Shani Raine Gilchrist said that, although she'd only met Moye on a handful of occasions, he was not forgettable.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by his niece Camille J Weaver, which has already exceeded its initial target of $7,500 and is now sitting on $19,385.

A woman, who identified herself as Moye's niece set up the page wrote, that Moye's body was still in New Orleans and they were raising money to bring him back to Charleston.

The additional funds will be used for Moye's funeral service, Weaver said.

"I can say that our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received today", she expressed.

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