Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans

Muhiyidin d'Baha speaks during a meeting with North Charleston city council about the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston S.C. Muhiyidin d'Baha

Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans

In February 2017, D'Baha made headlines when he leaped a police barricade in Charleston, South Carolina, and tried to take a protester's Confederate battle flag.

A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines a year ago when he leaped through police tape to away from a protester was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning. Police are investigating the shooting, which has been ruled a homicide, according to Charleston's Live5 News.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that he was riding a bicycle at the time of the shoot.

Bree Newsome, the woman who climbed a flagpole and unhooked the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015, was giving a speech in downtown Charleston when d'Baha jumped into the crowd on live television.

Moye was found early Wednesday and taken to a hospital, where he died hours later.

He was a fearless, kind man whose death is a big loss for Charleston and the Black Lives Matter movement, said DeRay Mckesson, a prominent figure in the movement.

On Tuesday night, a vigil for Moye was held outside of the North Charleston city hall.

"This was his passion, he did it from the heart", Kimberly Duncan, Moye's sister said, according to a WCSC-TV report.

"I thank God for placing him here to be the soldier that he is, that he was", Walter Scott's brother, Anthony Scott, said to the station about Moye.

The GoFundMe raised more than $20,000 in the first 20 hours of being posted, well over the $7,500 goal.

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 loved Charleston and loved fighting for what's right", she said.

"I can say that our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received today", Weaver wrote on the GoFundMe page.

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