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Black Lives Matter Activist, Muhiyidin d’Baha Murdered In New Orleans

Black Lives Matter activist, Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans early Tuesday morning according to reports.

According to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Moye – who preferred the last named d’Baha – the shooting occurred at about 1:30 AM on the 1900 block of Bienville Street.

He had been shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle.

He was taken to the hospital but died later in the morning.

The South Carolina native is best known for his legendary leap over yellow police tape, attempting to tear down a Confederate flag during a protest in Charleston, SC. This act (which d’Baha stated was an attempt to “help them understand what it is to meet a real resistance, to meet people that aren’t scared”) happened at an event where Bree Newsome was speaking.

A person identifying herself as Moye’s niece has setup a GoFundMe account dedicated to helping raise money to return her uncle’s body to Charleston as well as for a memorial service. The account set a goal of $7,500 but already had raised nearly $10,900 by Tuesday evening.

“Our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received today,” read a message from the account created by Camille Weaver. “Moya was a light and he will shine forever.”

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