Black Lives Matter Leader Who Took Down Confederate Flag On TV, Killed In Louisiana
A Charleston Black Lives Matter activist who gained virality for trying to take down a Confederate battle flag from a protestor last year, has been killed.
Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, who preferred to be called Muhiyidin d’Baha, was shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle in New Orleans, according to The New Orleans Advocate. d’Baha was taken to a hospital but died there later in the morning.
Beau Tidwell, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department, didn’t elaborate on the shooting. But as the Advocate notes, a gunshot wound to the thigh can be deadly if it affects the femoral artery.
Camille Weaver, d’Baha’s niece, said he was in New Orleans for a personal trip.
“He loved Charleston and loved fighting for what’s right,” she said. “I’ve never met anyone more committed and hardworking than him. He was an asset to the Charleston community and will be greatly missed.”
d’Baha rose to prominence following the police killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot by officer Michael Slager during a traffic stop. He then became a minor Internet celebrity in February 2017, when a video of him leaping over police tape to grab a protester’s Confederate flag went viral.
A GoFundMe account made by Weaver has received over $18,000, exceeding its goal of $7,500.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate