Protests Erupt Over Senate Debate Featuring Ex-KKK Leader (Video)


Protests erupted at a historically black university Wednesday night when Ex-KKK leader and Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke was allowed to participate in a U.S. Senate debate.

According to The Advocate, Dillard students were joined by others from Loyola University, Tulane University and Xavier University, as well as members of the Take ‘Em Down NOLA coalition.

The protesters chanted “No Duke. No KKK. No Fascist USA” prior to tensions mounting to the point where police intervention was needed.

After the situation got out of hand, Dillard University police were forced to use pepper spray twice to try and disperse the protesters who were attempting to gain entrance into the building as the debate started.

Duke was allowed to participate in the debate and join five other candidates on stage after he received the 5 percent polling requirement set by Raycom Media.

At least four people were detained during the protests, and one person was arrested for trespassing.

Nick Reinmann posted the following video to Twitter that shows the struggle between police and protesters with the caption “I can taste the pepper spray.”

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