Nooses Found Hanging at Mississippi Capitol Ahead of Runoff Election

A Senate runoff is set for Tuesday between Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, and Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

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Two nooses were found hanging outside the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday, along with signs that referenced the racially charged Senate runoff race on Tuesday.

"On Tuesday Nov. 27, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator. We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims," one sign said, according to a Capitol Police spokesman who read it to NBC News.

"We're hanging nooses to remind people that times haven't changed," read another sign.

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