This past weekend, in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, we saw some of the best athletes on the planet seemingly float through the air—but today, we've witnessed perhaps an even better athletic achievement. Black Lives Matter leader Muhiyidin d’Baha went airborne to snatch a Confederate flag from a protestor in South Carolina.
The protestor was a part of the South Carolina Secessionist Party. D’Baha, a counter protestor, leapt through police tape in a feat of heroic athleticism.
You won’t believe it until you see it. Remarkably, a local news crew captured the whole thing. TYBG.
The way my man jumped for the Confederate flag like Neo and Trinity jumping between buildings has me absolutely weak tho. 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/qwmiLLAnIa— KYLE + (@kylebillable) February 23, 2017
The man with the Confederate flag was part of a group protesting a speech at the College of Charleston given by Bree Newsome, an activist from Charlotte, N.C. Newsome is best known for scaling a flagpole in 2015 at the South Carolina state house ground to remove the Confederate flag shortly after Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers.
Reports from the scene indicate the counter-protestors in support of Newsome were more numerous than the speech’s actual protestors.