There was a wild scene at the College of Charleston on Wednesday, as Black Lives Matter and the South Carolina Secessionist Party were both at an event. Here’s the New York Daily News to set the stage.
A Black Lives Matter leader in Charleston was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday after trying to snatch a Confederate battle flag at a protest — and getting caught on live TV.
Protesters gathered outside the College of Charleston during a speech by Bree Newsome, the filmmaker and activist who famously climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina State House and took down its Confederate flag. The South Carolina Secessionist Party planned to demonstrate against the event.
Muhiyidin Elamin Moye is the Black Lives Matter leader who was arrested, and he prefers to go by Muhiyidin d’Baha. He didn’t appreciate that a man showed up to protest Newsome’s speech with a Confederate flag, so he took matters into his own hands. Watch him jump over police tape and try to snatch away the flag in the crazy videos below.
I don’t care what your political beliefs are, that was pretty f*cking awesome. It was like the most intense game of capture the flag of all-time. Just look at this GIF.
— Ray Rivera (@RayRiveraChs) February 22, 2017
Unbelievable. Showing Up for Racial Justice is crowdfunding money for d’Baha’s bail, and I might throw in a couple of bucks strictly for the entertainment he provided me with. d’Baha is the goddamn John Wick of Black Lives Matter.