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6 Arrested, Several Maced During David Duke Protest at Dillard University (Watch)

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Demonstrators work to gain access to Georges Auditorium at Dillard University during the U.S. Senate debate in New Orleans on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Demonstrators work to gain access to Georges Auditorium at Dillard University during the U.S. Senate debate in New Orleans on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

*Six people were arrested and several more were pepper-sprayed Wednesday (Nov. 2) as police at Dillard University attempted to control protests over the appearance of former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke on campus.

The white nationalist was among six candidates for U.S. Senate participating in a debate at the historically black college in New Orleans — their final showdown before the Nov. 8 primary. Debate sponsor Raycom Media had closed the venue to students, the general public, and the media.

“They’re allowing a terrorist, a neo-Nazi Ku Klux Klan member to be secured in a building in which we paid thousands of dollars to attend annually,” said political science major Brielle Kennedy, one of about 70 students reportedly involved in the protest. She was arrested moments later.

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According to the Times Picayune, the arrests took place after a group of protesters lay down in front of the university’s main campus, blocking cars from leaving after the debate, . They were booked into New Orleans city jail on charges of obstructing traffic, Dillard spokesman David Grubb said Thursday.

While New Orleans Police Department officers were positioned near the doors of the debate hall, it was campus police officers who let loose with pepper spray and made the arrests as several protesters tried to move past officers and into the Georges Auditorium during the debate, the paper reported.

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Man Hoses Neighbor For Berating Another Neighbor Over Her Black Lives Matter Flag (Watch)

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Ian Doherty of Austin, TX sprays his neighbor for yelling at another neighbor over her Black Lives Matter sign

*Video of a southwest Austin man spraying a woman with a hose after she berated another neighbor for having a Black Lives Matter flag in her yard has gone viral.

Ian Doherty told the local NBC affiliate that he was standing up to a bully during the Oct. 7 incident. He, along with multiple neighbors, heard the woman screaming about the flag and saying “white lives matter” during the altercation. The argument lasted about 30 minutes, Doherty said.

Doherty said he went outside and asked the woman to stop yelling at his neighbor. That’s when she started snapping at him. Ten minutes later, he said he got the hose and sprinkler out. Videos shot by neighbors show him first threatening to spray her, hoping she would leave. It only prompted her to walk on his lawn and try to grab it. That’s when he got to spraying.

As the video shows, the more she kept coming, the more he sprayed her – to the point where she kept slipping on the curb in her attempts to stop him.

The video originally posted on Facebook and Reddit has been viewed over 8 million times on TikTok, has more than 15,000 upvotes on Reddit and more than 72,000 views on Facebook.

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Some Texas Longhorn Band Members Refuse to Play Alma Mater Song over Minstrel Ties (Watch)

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*The University of Texas Longhorn Band will not play their traditional alma mater song “The Eyes of Texas” at Saturday’s football game against Baylor University after a survey of members revealed several students aren’t willing to play it.

The song has divided the university community in recent months over its ties to minstrel shows where performers wore blackface. According to ABC13, the Daily Texan reported that a message sent to band members by leader Scott Hanna said the survey results wouldn’t affect whether the band performs at future games. The band has yet to play at a football game this season, due to safety restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.t

Band members are “evenly divided” over playing the song, the student newspaper reported, but responses from certain instrument sections would prevent the band from playing this week. The message from Hanna said many band members wanted to have further discussions about the song, which he said he would facilitate.

Student athletes asked UT-Austin to drop the school song during this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, among other demands, threatening to forgo participation in recruiting and donor events. The university responded with plans to boost Black student enrollment and recruitment, but it kept the song and pledged to educate visitors and students on its history and context.

Below is a brief rundown of the song’s racist past.

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Attorney Ben Crump Issues Statement About Police Violence Against Protestors in Lagos Nigeria

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to Nigerian security forces opening fire on peaceful protestors last night in Lagos, Nigeria:

“It is unacceptable for a government to brutalize and murder its own people. We are calling for transparency and accountability from the Lagos government on the cruel and unnecessary violence used against these peaceful protestors.

“The ability for citizens to demonstrate safely when they see injustice within their government should be a sacred right across the globe. When our brothers and sisters abroad cannot speak out without fearing for their lives, it is clear we are dealing with an international human rights violation that demands we raise our voices.”

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