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Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha launched himself in headlines when he was seen on live video attempting to snatch a Confederate Flag from a White man protesting in favor of the symbol a year ago.

A local Black Lives Matter leader was shot while riding his bike through New Orleans, Louisiana.

"[D'baha's] body is now 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", Weaver wrote on the website.

Though the police report doesn't mention Moye dying, his family wrote on a verified GoFundMe account that he died from blood loss, and a New Orleans Police Department spokesman confirmed his death.

The New Orleans police have not named a motive or suspect in the activist's slaying, reported to WGNO in New Orleans.

Moye, whose February 2017 arrest video went viral after he tried to snatch a Confederate flag from a protester in downtown Charleston, was later pronounced dead at that hospital, police and his family said.

"He loved Charleston and loved fighting for what's right, " Weaver told the Charleston Post and Courier.

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He also drew notice when he attended a local government meeting in the Charleston area to renew demands for a community police watchdog board with subpoena power but was removed by officers. "Moya was a light and he will shine forever". This act (which d'Baha stated was an attempt to "help them understand what it is to meet a real resistance, to meet people that aren't scared") happened at an event where Bree Newsome was speaking.

"Muhiyyidin was a warrior for this community and a lovely soul", said one person who donated to help cover d'Baha's funeral costs. I will forever miss you, my brother. He had one of the most attractive souls I've ever known.

Black Lives Matter Charleston told Newsweek it would be releasing a statement on d'Baha's passing on Wednesday.

"He had so much life and energy and intellectual curiosity and capacity and love", the post said.

Tributes mourning the loss of the community leader have also been pouring in across social media, with one friend writing on Facebook: "The last thing he said to me was that he was doing community work out of town and that he was learning so that he could come back to Charleston and help empower people".

Sarah wrote: "You represented the very best of America". Please respect the family during this time as more information comes out.

'I am more sad than I can express in words, and my hands are still shaking as I type this post, but I thought Moya's friends should know'.


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