Black Lives Matter Leader Shot And Killed While In New Orleans

Posted On : 02/06/2018

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — An instrumental Black Lives Matter leader succumbed to his wounds after being shot while in the deep south state.

According to Live 5 News, 32-year-old Muhiyyidin Moye — from Charleston, South Carolina — was in New Orleans riding a bike around 1 a.m., February 6.

While traveling, the Black Lives Matter leader was shot in the leg according to his niece, Camille Weaver. Moye’s family was contacted by authorities regarding the situation. The source reports as follows.

“She said he attempted to ride five more blocks after the shooting but later died at an area hospital.”

According to Fox News, circumstances surrounding the shooting — including motive — were unclear at the time of the report.

Live 5 News states that Moye’s sister, Kimberli Duncan, was at a loss for words.

“We are lost right now. But we are going to find our way.”

The source also mentions that vigils were held for Moye at North Charleston City Hall.

During the lamenting event, family and friends spoke on Moye’s life. Several residents of the community were in attendance.

Even Walter Scott’s brother had a few words regarding Moye.

Likewise, as seen above, a resident paid harmonica tribute to the fallen Black Lives Matter leader with “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

CONFEDERATE FLAG TAKEDOWN

Live 5 News reports that, in February 2017, Muhiyyidin Moye was arrested after nearly snatching a Confederate flag from a protester in downtown Charleston.

He literally jumped over yellow police tape to ensure the flag’s unhoisting. The incident that was recorded during a live broadcast, as seen below.

Unfortunately, Moye was charged with disorderly conduct and malicious injury to real property, as notes the source.

………..”Malicious injury to real property”?…Wow.

Yet, it wasn’t Moye’s first stance against political injustice. Fox News reports as follows.

“More than two years earlier, the activist was arrested after being removed from a North Charleston city council meeting for disorderly conduct after reportedly disrupting the meeting.”

As concerns the community, Moye was definitely a prominent activist in Charleston’s Black Lives Matter group, and he’ll be remembered by many for his contribution and life.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Muhiyyidin Moye.

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[Featured Photo via @iConquer2012 / Twitter]

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