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Man charged in shooting death of Black Lives Matter activist

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, November 16 2018 Nov 16, 2018 November 16, 2018 4:45 AM November 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has been indicted in the fatal New Orleans shooting of a Black Lives Matter activist remembered for leaping through police tape to seize a Confederate battle flag during a South Carolina protest.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says 27-year-old Roosevelt Iglus was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of Muhiyidin Moye - better known as Muhiyidin d'Baha. D'Baha was known for leaping to wrestle a Confederate battle flag from a man during a 2017 protest over Civil War monuments. The Charleston man was visiting New Orleans in February when police said he was shot by a man who tried to knock him off his bicycle early one morning.

A tip led to Iglus' arrest in July. It wasn't immediately known if Iglus has a lawyer.

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