A Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina known for a viral video of him attempting to tear down a Confederate flag was shot and killed in New Orleans on Monday morning, Charleston City Paper reported Tuesday.
The activist, Muhiyidin d’Baha, better known as Moya, died from blood loss after being shot, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his niece, Camille Weaver. The coroner’s office confirmed d’Baha was found with multiple gunshot wounds, according to ABC affiliate WGNO. The Charleston City Paper reported that the New Orleans Police Department have not yet returned requests for a full police report.
“We don’t have many details, but will update as soon as we do,” Weaver wrote on the GoFundMe page. “His body is currently in New Orleans, LA and we are raising money to bring him home to Charleston and then have a memorial service/funeral for his family and friends. This is all so unexpected, so any contribution will help.”
D’Baha was best known for a viral video showing him jump into the air to snatch down a Confederate flag being