Black Lives Matter Activist Muhiyidin d'Baha Fatally Shot

Ivan Schwartz
February 9, 2018

He was taken to hospital but despite doctors' best efforts, he was pronounced dead due to excessive blood loss. The report says a bloody trail leading to d'Baha circled two blocks, and a bloody bicycle lay across the street.

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 New Orleans Advocate reported that Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, 32, who went by Muhiyidin d'Baha, was found at around 1:25 a.m. after being shot in the leg while riding his bike.

The responding officer saw a traffic camera and a auto fix business's surveillance camera in the area, according to the police report.

D'Baha made media headlines one year ago when he was arrested after he jumped over a barricade and snatched a Confederate flag away from an alt-right protester at the College of Charleston.

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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 Black Lives Matter activist from SC died Tuesday after sustaining a gunshot wound in New Orleans, a member of his family has confirmed.

"Muhiyyidin was a warrior for this community and a attractive soul", said one person who donated to help cover d'Baha's funeral costs. "I've never met anyone more committed and hardworking than him".

His family started a GoFundMe page asking people for support for his funeral services and the campaign has so far, in less than one day, received nearly double the set goal of US$7500. "He was an asset to the Charleston community and will be greatly missed".

The community held a vigil at North Charleston City Hall Tuesday night where family and friends spoke.

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