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Ferguson Protest Leader Found Dead Inside Burning Car With Gun Shot Wound

The body of activist Darren Seals was found inside a burning car outside of St. Louis on Tuesday morning with a gunshot wound.  The burning vehicle was discovered in the village of Riverview about five miles east of Ferguson.

Seals helped lead protests in Ferguson, MO back in August 2014 after the unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson.  The shooting resulted in weeks of protests in Ferguson which often turned violent.  A subsequent wave of protests occurred in November 2014 after St. Louis County prosecutor announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson.   

Darren Seals

 

A motive has not yet been announced but the St. Louis Police Department confirmed the case was being investigated as a homicide. 

Meanwhile twitter users are calling attention to a tweet sent by Seals a few months ago alleging that "10 detectives pulled me and my 14 year old brother over, pointed guns on us, and told me "choose your enemies wisely."