Beloved Ferguson Activist Was Fatally Shot And Found In A Burning Car
Darren Seals, 29, was a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Darren Seals, who rose to prominence during the Mike Brown tragedy and subsequent Ferguson riots, was found dead in a burning car Tuesday. (Sept. 6) Seals was 29.
According to a press release by the St. Louis County Police, Seals body was discovered after the flames from the fire had been extinguished. Law enforcement responded to calls of a burning vehicle in the northern suburbs of St. Louis. According to reports, police were not aware of Seals prominence in the community or with the Black Lives Matter organization.
Shaking hands with the honorable minister @LouisFarrakhan after the hiphop summit this morning he told me to make sure the women that's been on the front lines with us come out. He spoke some of the realist words I ever heard a man speak. In looking forward to 10-10-15 #JusticeOrElse #NOI #RBG #Ferguson #Hiphop #Greatness
Upon learning of Seals death, other activists took to social media to share their condolences.
We can live in a world where people don't die by violence. Nobody deserves to die. We did not always agree, but he should be alive today.
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 6, 2016
Peace to his family and friends through this time of mourning and grief.
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) September 6, 2016