Charleston Black Lives Matter leader shot, killed in New Orleans, to the niece says

Prominent Black Life activist Muhiyyidin Moye was shot Tuesday in New Orleans and died later in a hospital, his niece said.


A Charleston Black Lives Matter leader who made headlines for attempting to steal a flag of the Confederacy died Tuesday after being shot in New Orleans, his family said.

Muhiyyidin Moye, 32, of Charleston, was shot in the leg while riding his bike around 1 hour in the Louisiana city, his niece, told WCSC-TV. They said Moye tried to keep riding his bike after a shot, but eventually died in a nearby hospital.

Other circumstances of the shooting, including a possible motive, were unclear.

In February 2017, Moye was arrested after attempting to seize a Confederate flag from a protester in downtown Charleston after jumping over the yellow police tape — a incident, that was recorded during a live broadcast.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and malicious injury to real property, The Post and Courier reported.

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

Muhiyyidin Moye, 32, was a prominent activist in Charleston Black Life From the group.

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Moye was a prominent activist in Charleston Black Life From the group.

He organized meetings for the civil rights and demanded better supervision on enforcement of the law after Walter Scott was fatally shot by former South Carolina police officer Michael Butcher.

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