Ferguson protestor Darren Seals found murdered in a burning car

ST. LOUIS––Darren Seals, a well-known activist from Missouri who led week-long protests in Ferguson following the police murder of 18-year-old Mike Brown, was murdered on September 6, 2016.

According to police reports, the St. Louis police were called to a vehicle fire in the Riverside area of St. Louis just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday. When the fire was extinguished, they found Darren’s body inside the vehicle with a gunshot to his head.

Darren was 29 years old.

Darren’s murder has caused grief, mourning and outrage throughout the African community. Sisters and brothers are reminded of a not-so-distant past where activists and black power leaders were assassinated for fighting for liberation and standing up to the State.

Darren Seals criticized the Black Lives Matter movement

Brother Darren grew close to and offered support to the Brown family following Mike’s murder. On the day that the grand jury refused to indict the murderous cop, Darren Wilson, he consoled Mike’s mother as she sobbed.

Darren was one of the militant working class Africans who rose up and helped to lead the Ferguson Resistance on the ground.

The militant responses made by brothers and sisters in Ferguson––Darren included––was soon hijacked by the white ruling class-funded passive Black Lives Matter movement.

Darren was very aware of this co-optation and was extremely vocal in his criticism of Black Lives Matter, as well as the young Africans who allowed themselves to be neutralized into supporting this white leftist movement.

He stated on his twitter on August 11th: “#BlackLivesMatter is making millions on top of millions because of the work we put in, in Ferguson. And they haven’t used a penny of it to rebuild Ferguson, build anything for the youth in St. Louis, create business for black people in the city, NOTHING…

“And the saddest part is when I see people from St. Louis even activist that was in the streets of Ferguson wear their shirts, buy their yard signs, and continuously use their hashtag that they used to literally rape our movement/city.

“I don’t mean to sound harsh but I gotta be real…YOU STUPID AS FUCK IF YOU STILL SUPPORTING THEM IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM IF YOU FROM THIS CITY. I ain’t even gonna sugar coat it.”

Darren was threatened by police

There are a lot of missing details of this case. 

Some are speculating that he was murdered by the State, which is not an unfair assessment to make, especially since Darren was threatened by police back in July.

He posted to his twitter on July 24th: “10 detectives pulled me and my 14-year-old brother over, pointed guns on us, and told me ‘choose your enemies wisely.’”

The Burning Spear newspaper will be following this case closely and updating our readers as more details become available.

We offer our deepest condolences to Darren’s family, friends, and all working class Africans who mourn our brother’s murder.

It must be stressed that it is imperative that all Africans who are currently engaged in the black liberation struggle to join the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). It is extremely critical that we join revolutionary organization, that is how we will be able to protect ourselves from being murdered.

We must understand that there is strength in organization. We quickly become easy targets when out into the world without a revolutionary organization to back us.

Organization is key to gaining true liberation within our lifetime.

Rest in Uhuru, brother Darren.

Uhuru!

Love Live Darren Seals!

Forward the African Revolution!

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