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David Duke Melts Down, Protesters Get Pepper Sprayed at Louisiana Senate Debate

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In case you haven't heard, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, after receiving a resurgence of mild attention during Donald Trump's presidential race, is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Last night's debate was held at historically black New Orleans college Dillon University, where Duke railed against Jews, black people, Hillary Clinton, and debate moderator John Snell.

The debate hall was empty, and CBS reports that students, protesters and reporters were barred from entering the room. Duke, polling at 5 percent, was allowed to participate alongside five other more established candidates for Louisiana's open Senate seat belonging to retiring Republican Sen. David Vitter. According to the Hill, university officials say they didn't know who would be participating in the debate when the space was booked, although they would not confirm that the space was empty because of Duke.