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Black Live Matter Activist, Muhiyidin d'Baha Murdered In New Orleans

09 February 2018, 01:52 | Austin Hogan

Charleston #BlackLivesMatter Leader Muhiyidin d'Baha Killed

Black Lives Matter Charleston Leader Mourned After Fatal Shooting In New Orleans

On Tuesday, friends and family gathered outside Charleston City Hall to mourn the loss of the local Black Lives Matter leader, reports CBS affiliate WCSC. Police are investigating the shooting, which has been ruled a homicide, according to Charleston's Live5 News. He had been shot in the leg, and the police report said officers followed a trail of blood that led them back to a bullet fragment a few blocks away from where Moye was found. "He was transported to a hospital and subsequently died of his wounds. We need more young people to be as bold and as fearless as he seemed to be". The New Orleans Police Department's public affairs division did not immediately respond to Mic's request for additional information Wednesday morning.

Newsome is best known for a similar feat, in which she climbed up the flagpole outside of the Statehouse in Columbia and took down a Confederate battle flag.

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 loved Charleston and loved fighting for what's right", she said. "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, Camille Weaver who took it upon herself to create a GoFundMe page on behalf of the family in an effort to offset the costs of the activist's untimely death.

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The GoFundMe page has already raised nearly $20,000.

Money raised would go to a memorial service and a funeral.

Weaver has reached out to thank donors for helping her family at a hard time, writing: "I can say that our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received today".

"Moya was a light and he will shine forever".



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