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

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

The charismatic Black Lives Matter leader became famous when he leaped over police barriers and seized a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston, South Carolina previous year.

The incident took place during a speech by another Black activist Bree Newsome, the woman who climbed a flagpole and unhooked the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015.

A local Black Lives Matter leader was shot while riding his bike through New Orleans, Louisiana.

D'Baha's niece, Camille Weaver, is trying to raise money through a GoFundMe campaign so the family can bring his body home to Charleston.

Police are now investigating the death, which has been ruled a homicide.

She told the newspaper that her uncle was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and grew up in Hollywood, South Carolina, just west of Charleston.

A leader of the Black Lives Matter movement died early Wednesday morning after being shot in the thigh, according to multiple reports.

In February of previous year, as a WCSC reporter was broadcasting, Moye through police tape to snatch a Confederate flag in Charleston. On Wednesday morning, she tweeted that she was "still without words".

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.

Moye, 32, was an activist with Black Lives Matter Charleston, organizing rallies for civil rights, and demanding both greater transparency and increased public oversight of law enforcement in the wake of the Walter Scott shooting.

Weaver has reached out to thank donors for helping her family at a hard time, writing: "I can say that our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received today".

"Muhiyyidin was a warrior for this community and a lovely soul", said one person who donated to help cover d'Baha's funeral costs. "Moya was a light and he will shine on forever".