Black Charleston Hero Who Stole Confederate Flag From Trump-Loving Nazi Murdered In The Street

Remember that viral video of a black man bravely standing up to Donald Trump’s Nazi supporters by liberating a Confederate flag from an old white man’s possession? Well, he’s been found dead under somewhat suspicious circumstances.

So far, law enforcement have not released a motive or the identity of any suspects for the killing. It appears, at least for now, to be completely random in that he was shot while riding his bike in New Orleans.¬†The Advocate reports on the details of Moye’s murder:

Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, who preferred to be called Muhiyidin d’Baha, was found about 1:25 a.m. in the 2200 block of Bienville Street after he had been shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Beau Tidwell said late Tuesday.

He was taken to a hospital but died there later in the morning. Tidwell didn’t elaborate, but gunshot wounds to the thigh can be deadly if they rupture the femoral artery.

 Tidwell said no information about a possible motive or suspect was immediately available.

Relatives of Moye, 32, first reported his death to media from his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.

Muhiyidin Elamin Moye was many things — a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, a man who was loved by his family and community, and someone who — according to friends — always fought for what was right.

Moye garnered national attention when he was charged with disorderly conduct after he stole a flag from a Trump-supporting member of the Secessionist Party last year in Charleston. Unlike when an older white man fired a gun at black protesters right in front of them, the police leaped into action and tackled Moye in a video that went viral for obvious and awesome reasons.

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Moye’s good work will be missed in the community. His family has set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses, which has now tripled its $7,500 goal.

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