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Bernie Sanders delegates stage sit in at DNC



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Photo Alex Lloyd Gross Delaware Valley news.com a protester is crying during the sit in.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

As  Bernie Sanders  and his delegates saw his nomination and all hopes for a Sanders Presidency slip away tonight, July 26, 2016 about 1000 of his delegates and  supporters staged an old fashioned sit in at the DNC in Philadelphia.   About 20 minutes after the vote came out in favor of Hillary, the supporters marched into one of the media tents and  promptly sat down.  Some brought out masking tape and taped their mouths shut.

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Photo Alex Lloyd Gross Delaware Valley News.com a protestors sits gagged in the media tent

They were peaceful.  As news of the sanders protest spread,  dozens of State Troopers showed up and waited.  They could not toss them out. As police commanders said, “We have to see if they are welcome to be here, if they are  there is nothing we can do”   The last thing cops wanted to do was to start dragging protesters out with hundreds of reporters there to capture it all.

As Philly cops arrived they negotiated with the protesters and the protesters left the area without incident. Sanders supporters were upset that they did a ton of hard work for a candidate they truly believed in and high level reps from the Democratic National Convention worked to sabotage his campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton.  To throw salt in their wounds, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, former head of the DNC resigned. Less than 12 hours later she had a high level position with the Clinton Campaign.

Sanders was not present during the protest. He spoke last night at the convention.

 


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
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