WATCH: Sanders Says Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Could Get “Messy”
Bernie Sanders is expecting Philly to Bern, baby, Bern.
The Vermont senator said Monday that he expects the Democratic National Convention to get “messy” and that “democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Sanders said he hopes to see a strong showing of inclusive and progressive platforms at the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July 25th-28th at the Wells Fargo Center (a location that protestors claim is, ew, much too corporate)
Sanders said he wants protestors who specifically reflect the needs of the working class and young people. Though he condemns “any and all forms of violence,” he said for “things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.”
A Facebook event page titled “March on the Democratic National Convention 2016!” details a protest planned for July 25th during which Bernie enthusiasts plan to meet at the courtyard at City Hall at 11 a.m. and march down Broad Street to the Wells Fargo Center.
The Facebook page has over 5,000 planned attendees and 15,000 who are “interested.” The event is “intended to be a peaceful protest.”
— Mike Canada (@GenericMike5885) May 3, 2016
June 7th marks the primary for five states, including New Jersey and California, and the North Dakota Democratic caucuses. Rival Hillary Clinton has 271 more pledged delegates than Sanders. When the total includes superdelegates, Clinton is just 90 delegates shy of the nomination.
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