A well-known Black Lives Matter activist was fatally shot in Mid-City early Tuesday, according to New Orleans police. He was shot while riding a bike in the Iberville neighborhood, about a mile away from New Orleans' French Quarter. Ms Weaver says: "His body is now in New Orleans; LA and we are raising money to bring him home to Charleston and then have a memorial service and funeral for his family and friends". #BlackLivesMatter, " wrote Sarah Eaman on Moye's GoFundMe page. From the early response of support, Weaver posted on the crowdfunding site that her family is "beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received", saying 'Moya, ' as he's also known, "was a light and he will shine on forever". Police are investigating the shooting, which has been ruled a homicide, according to Charleston's Live5 News. He then became a minor Internet celebrity in February 2017, when a video of him leaping over police tape to grab a protester's Confederate flag went viral.
Moye said he grabbed the Confederate flag to help the group "understand what it is to meet a real resistance, to meet people that aren't scared".
On February 22, 2017, Bree Newsome - the woman arrested for scaling a 30-foot flagpole and removing a Confederate flag at the SC statehouse in 2015 - was addressing a crowd that included members of Black Lives Matter as well as protesters from the state's Secessionist Party.
"We are lost right now", Moye's sister Kimberli Duncan said."But we are going to find our way". He had one of the most lovely souls I've ever known.
There were several people tonight who say they are committed to continuing his legacy in the fight for justice, education and building up the community.
Moye - who preferred the last named d'Baha - the shooting occurred at about 1:30 AM on the 1900 block of Bienville Street.
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'He had so much life and energy and intellectual curiosity and capacity and love and positive energy. "He was an asset to the Charleston community and will be greatly missed".
"He was loved by all of his friends and respected by all those who want to see social and racial justice in Charleston".
Sarah wrote: "You represented the very best of America".
As of Wednesday morning, more than $14,600 had been donated to the help the family.
'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'.