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Thousands Hit Philadelphia's Steamy Streets to Protest DNC
« on: July 24, 2016, 08:50:09 PM »
Thousands Hit Philadelphia's Steamy Streets to Protest DNC
NBC 10 New Philadelphia, July 24, 2016, By Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble

Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show their support of him and disdain for Hillary Clinton ahead of the convention.

Chanting "Hell No, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary" and "This is what democracy looks like," the marchers headed from City Hall down Broad Street, the main north-south artery that leads from the city center to the convention site about 4 miles away.

Though planned for months, Sunday's marches came as fractures appeared in the party that had been trying to display a show of unity in recent weeks. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chair over an email suggesting the DNC had played favorites for Clinton during the primary. It was a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Clinton.

The Democrats had been trying to avoid the divide that was apparent in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention last week. But the hacked emails, published by Wikileaks, further fired up Sanders supporters, who long accused the party of favoring Clinton despite officially being neutral.

Sanders had called for Wasserman Schultz's resignation, and said Sunday night she made the right decision for the party's future by resigning.


Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/DNC-Protest-Philly-Police-March-Sunday-388063632.html#ixzz4FNRT8ql5
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Re: Thousands Hit Philadelphia's Steamy Streets to Protest DNC
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 03:52:21 PM »


Already 9 people needed medical help during #DemsinPhilly demonstrations: @PhilaFireDept http://on.nbc10.com/elnfX9

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Re: Thousands Hit Philadelphia's Steamy Streets to Protest DNC
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 04:56:39 PM »
"January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."  --  President Donald J. Trump


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