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Bassem Masri is the Fourth Ferguson Protester to Die Since the Uprising

Bassem Masri is the Fourth Ferguson Protester to Die Since the Uprising

Bassem Masri was only 31 years old.

Bassem Masri, an activist from Ferguson, Missouri who came to prominence after live-streaming the uprising that occurred after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police, died of a heart attack on Tuesday (November 28th). According to the STL American, Masri was only 31.

 READ: Ferguson Activist Melissa McKinnies’ Son Found Dead From Alleged Lynching

The news was announced by Masri’s cousin Faizan Syed on Facebook. In the post, Syed described Masri as “A gentle man who was fierce when he faced injustice…In his short life he did as much if not more to unit the fight for black liberation and Palestinian liberation.”

Shortly after the news came out, a number of activists and members of the Ferguson community showed their love and respect for Masri.

READ: Edward Crawford, Ferguson Protestor From Iconic Tear Gas Photo, Dies At 27

Masri had political aspirations. He was planning on running for Missouri House of Representatives in 2020. He annouced his attention back in August:

Masri is the fourth notable Fuergosn actvist to die since the uprising in 2014. DeAndre Joshua was found in his car with two gunshot wounds to the head the night of the Ferguson verdict in 2014.  In 2016, Darren Seals was found shot to death in a burning car in Riverview, St. Louis. A year later,  Edward Crawford was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Last month, Melissa McKinnies found her son Danye Jones hanging from a tree. Police ruled Jones’ death a suicide. McKinnies claims that her son was lynced.

 

H/T: The Cut



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