Darren Seals, 29, was a fixture in the Ferguson and St. Louis activist movements. He played a prominent role in the Ferguson protests after Mike Brown was killed by Darren Wilson and has continued to do so since.

Unfortunately, the self-described “Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader” was found shot dead in a burning vehicle in North St. Louis County early Tuesday morning, according to The St. Louis American.

Condolences began pouring out from fellow activists and friends as early as Tuesday morning and are still coming in.

“Darren King D Seals stood for Mike Brown and is and will always be a part of my Ferguson family. Rest in power, D,” said Ashley Yates, who protested in Ferguson.


As no suspect has been found, there are still many questions surrounding Seals’ death. Some even speculate that he may have been targeted because of his activism.


He was known to be vocal and honest about his opinions, criticizing both local authorities, such as when he posted a video on Facebook Live claiming that officers pulled him and his brother over with guns drawn, and Black Lives Matter, who he felt exploited the Ferguson protests.

Authorities also haven’t specified a motive as the investigation is ongoing.


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