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Arrests at DNC as thousands protest Clinton’s nomination


People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Patrick T. Fallon
People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Patrick T. Fallon / AFP

RT,
25 July, 2016


Dozens of arrests have been reported in Philadelphia, where thousands are protesting Hillary Clinton’s official presidential nomination. Protesters have staged a sit-in to block delegates from entering the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is being held.

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Protests have descended on City Hall and FDR Park, which are downtown right behind the Democratic Convention security zone. Local police have been bracing for the up to 50,000 protesters that are expected daily.

Temperatures rising into the mid-90s have not kept away the crowd, which has grown to become one the largest rallies planned for the first day of the Democratic National Convention. However, the attendees have largely been Sanders supporters, with few Clinton fans in иsight.

Protesters have been chanting “Hell no DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary” as anti-Clinton banners flood the streets outside the Wells Fargo Center.

Democrats had to burst through a crowd of Sander supporters chanting “Bernie or Bust!” along with other slogans to enter the Wells Fargo Center.

Demonstrators outside City Hall chanted, “Nominate Sanders or lose in November!”

Some of the banners read “Hillary for Prison,” while others had pictures of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Clinton united under the slogan “Either Way, Wall Street Wins.”

However, as tensions at the protest ran high, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to stop chanting,“Lock her up,” a chant that originated among Trump supporters who want Hillary Clinton to face prison time for alleged crimes.

"Make no mistake about it. We have made history."
Make no mistake. We have made history,” Sanders reportedly told the crowd, stressing that the Democratic Party itself would lose without Clinton’s victory.
The crowd, which is a mix of Sanders supporters, opponents of the US drug war, and other activists, joined in a chant of“Feel the Bern!”

Among the banners setting the tone for the march, were two 51-foot inflatable joints sending a pro-cannabis message to the delegates in town.

Just in, DNC protesters now marching towards Josh Gordon's home with 80' inflatable joint!
One of the inflatable rolled marijuana cigarettes read, “Legalize. Berned by the DNC,” while another demanded, “Legalize Cannabis Now.”

Giant (fake) joint reading 'Berned by the DNC' stops traffic in Phladelphia

50+ handcuffed at DNC as thousands protest Clinton’s nomination – reports


People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Patrick T. Fallon
People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Patrick T. Fallon / AFP


Dozens of protesters have been detained in Philadelphia as thousands rally against Hillary Clinton’s official nomination. Protesters have also staged a sit-in to block delegates from entering the Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic National Convention is being held.

Off to a great start: DNC begins with anger, frustration


Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) addresses the convention as Credentials Committee co-chair James Roosevelt listens at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. © Gary Cameron
Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) addresses the convention as Credentials Committee co-chair James Roosevelt listens at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. © Gary Cameron / Reuters


Boos and hisses marked the beginning of the Democratic National Convention on Monday. Democrats from all over the country gathered to officially nominate Hillary Clinton, but resentment towards Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz boiled over.

The heads of the Democratic party may be hoping that the old adage of “the beginning is always the hardest” holds true. The DNC kicked off with Bernie Sanders supporters booing Convention Chair Marcia Fudge while holding up anti-TPP signs.


Every time Fudge said “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” the audience responded with boos and disruptions. As the convention chair tried to outline her party’s most progressive sentence, she was interrupted by protesters and Hillary supporters who attempted to drown out the other side by chanting “Hillary.

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