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Black Lives Matter leader fatally shot in New Orleans

08 February 2018

"I'm always saddened to hear about any young person who loses their life in the mean streets of New Orleans", Malcolm Suber, a coordinator for Take 'Em Down NOLA, a group that advocates for the removal of confederate monuments in New Orleans, said of the activist's death.

Moye made headlines previous year after he was seen leaping over caution tape and snatching a Confederate flag from a protester during a live television broadcast in downtown Charleston.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the shooting but has yet to establish any motive or identify any suspects.

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At the time, demonstrations were going on outside a theater at the College of Charleston for a speech by Bree Newsome, an activist who climbed a flagpole and temporarily removed a Confederate flag from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse in 2015. "He took it on as a personal battle". On Wednesday morning, she tweeted that she was "still without words".

In this July 2016 photo, Muhiydin Moye is approached by North Charleston Police officers, who escorted him from a North Charleston City Council Public Safety Committee meeting for interrupting the proceedings.

Charleston journalist Shani Raine Gilchrist said that, although she'd only met Moye on a handful of occasions, he was not forgettable.

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Walter Scott's brother, Anthony Scott, said D'Baha helped their family get justice after the shooting of his brother, according to the station. "He was magnetic and could make anyone and everyone stop in their tracks", Gilchrist wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. No one can deny that he had the potential to permanently change the conversation in Charleston.

D'Baha's niece started a GoFundMe page in hopes of bringing her uncle' body back to Charleston for a funeral. As of Wednesday morning, the family's GoFundMe page had raised more than $14,600, well above an original goal of $7,500. "[Moye] was a light and he will shine on forever".

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Black Lives Matter leader fatally shot in New Orleans