Muhiyyidin Moye, a local Black Lives Matter leader was shot killed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Riding his bike, he was shot in the leg around 1am local time on Tuesday. At 9:30am, he died of excessive blood loss.
“An adult black male, identified as Mr. Muhiydin Moye, sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh in a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 1:30 am on February 6th. He was transported to a hospital and subsequently died of his wounds,” NOPD spokesman Beau Tidwell said.
Muhiyyidin Moye, or Muhiyidin d’Baha or Moya, became famous when he grabbed a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston, South Carolina on live TV last year. According to a GoFundMe page run by Moye’s niece Camille Weaver, Muhiyyidin Moye died in hospital. This was the 25th murder in New Orleans in 2018.
My dear friend, the Confederate flag-snatching activist Muhiyidin (@daBlockUp) was killed in a random act of violence in New Orleans last night. Help his family bring him home, he was the leader of BLM Charleston and we want to honor him here. https://t.co/D7ECEDGKNt
— Brandon Fish (@CHASubterrain) February 6, 2018
Tidwell said that there is no information about any potential motive. However, there are some documents that Moye was shot by police. It’s been said that he was under surveillance since he leaped over police barriers and seized the Confederate flag.
— Ray Rivera (@RayRiveraChs) February 22, 2017
He was also active in the movement for racial justice, after Walter Scott was killed by police. “He loved Charleston and loved fighting for what’s right,” said Weaver. “I’ve never met anyone more committed and hardworking than him. He was an asset to the Charleston community and will be greatly missed,” he continued.
If you knew my uncle you knew he did his best to uplift any and everyone. He was such an inspirational person and he will forever be missed ?. RIP uncle Moya ✊?? https://t.co/I1pU64Xm7j
— Lanna ? (@FlashyFoe) February 7, 2018
Katherine Sherpa has also said that “I am grief-stricken. I can’t believe Muhiyyidin is gone. He had one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever known. He was immensely gifted in so many way. But his power of love was his greatest gift. I’ll miss you, my brother, more than I can say in words.”
Go well, knowing that the work you've done speaks for you. Peace for your journey, knowing that this life you've lived speaks for you. Rest in power, knowing that what you sought, you already were, and will continue to be. I am grateful that we shared this time and space, bearing witness. What an honour. Your light shines on, my friend. I'll be listening for you. Until we meet again, Muhiyyidin D'baha, on sacred ground. ✨?✨ . Peace in time, healing light and abundant love for our brother's immediate and extended family and family of friends.. . *** A treasure in our Charleston community has been murdered in New Orleans. . http://wgno.com/2018/02/06/south-carolina-black-lives-matter-leader-shot-killed-in-new-orleans/ . https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2018/02/06/charleston-black-lives-matter-activist-muhiyidin-dbaha-reportedly-shot-and-killed-in-new-orleans . *** BRING HIM HOME – DONATE . https://www.gofundme.com/services-for-moya *** . My sincerest gratitude to @leslieryann for documenting this very special moment and collaboration May 2017 at Circular Church. Sacred Ground, indeed. Play on, mi hermano. #forwardever . . . #muhiyyidindbaha #muhiyyidinmoye #blacklivesmatter #blm #leader #restinpower #goinpeace #charleston #southcarolina #family #sacredground #tierrasagrada #riseup #paz #delaluz #gratitude