Black Lives Matter activist who helped lead Louisville marches shot dead


A troubled Kentucky Black Lives Matter activist who helped lead Breonna Taylor protests in her hometown of Louisville has been shot dead, according to reports. Hamza “Travis” Nagdy — who often led marches while preaching through a megaphone — was gunned down just before 12:30 a.m. Monday near the University of Louisville campus, the Courier Journal reported. The 21-year-old activist was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the paper said. Police have released few details about the shooting, and the reports have not suggested a link to his protests. Fellow protesters put up memorials for him in the city, while an online fundraiser started by his sister had raised almost $30,000 by Wednesday afternoon — twice the target to cover funeral costs.

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