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Mississippi Republican humiliated by response to his own poll about Robert E. Lee and ‘leftist hysteria’

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A Mississippi Republican politician running for Senate put the legacy of Confederate general Robert E. Lee up to a Twitter poll Thursday — and got a response he probably won’t like.

“In light of all the political correctness and leftist hysteria, I’m curious about what you think: How should Robert E. Lee be remembered?” Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) tweeted.

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Twitter users were given two choices: “hero” or “villain.”

At press time, 86 percent of the 1,156 people who responded to the poll said they consider the Confederate general a “villain.”

The Senate hopeful appears to be a major Lee fan, as evidenced by his ahistorical claim that the man who led the secessionist Confederate Army was against both slavery and secession.

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WATCH: Protesters chant ‘Eat the Rich’ while marching down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

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Protesters in Los Angeles marched down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Saturday in protest of police violence.

The protest was one of dozens being held across America following the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.

Protesters could be heard chanting, "Eat the Rich."

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Here are some additional images from the scene:

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Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall

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Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.

Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:

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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building

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Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:

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