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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --
The Democratic National Convention got underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.
In one of the largest rallies planned for the day, a pro-Bernie Sanders group is expected to walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge, which connects Camden, New Jersey, with Philadelphia.
The demonstrations, largely driven by Sanders supporters, have been peaceful so far.
At City Hall on Monday morning, a group of about 10 protesters was arranging boxes full of hundreds of spray bottles filled with water to hand out to Occupy DNC Convention marchers later in the day. They'll also have tubs of ice and towels to help cool off protesters, said organizer Jenni Kelleher of Equality Coalition. Her group had backed the candidacy of Sanders but then turned to Green Party candidate Jill Stein after Sanders endorsed Clinton.
The City expects on average 35,000-50,000 protesters each day across the city. While these demonstrations may cause some road closures, we expect they will be temporary. Be sure to check @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter or our Convention website for updates from Saturday, July 23, to Thursday, July 28.
Below is a map of the protest zone sites at FDR Park as well as a list of all permits that were requested, including permits approved, denied, or withdrawn.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: MotherMayEye
i hear the FBI just launched a new investigation into the DNC corruption
I think it's an investigation into the hacking, not the DNC's corruption.
originally posted by: yuppa
Ahh ok. You know what i want to see? I want to see sanders withdraw his endorsement tonite during his speech. LIVE lol.
Fallon also said Clinton welcomed a full roll call vote on the nomination Tuesday
originally posted by: RickinVa
I would love to see Bernie say this:
"As proven by the DNC emails leaks, Americans never had a chance at a fair democratic process. While they may have done everything in their power to influence your choice of a candidate, they can not take my right at a fair process. For this reason, I can no longer support the Democratic Party or their preconceived choice of a Presidential candidate choice.
I can no longer support Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee and urge my supporters to vote for the candidate of their choice, whatever party that candidate may belong too"
Now that would be a speech to end all speeches...what is he going to do? Ruin his political career at his age?
PHILADELPHIA — Al Gore will not be attending this week’s Democratic National Committee Convention in Philadelphia despite being a Tennessee superdelegate, a spokeswoman for the former vice president said Sunday.
originally posted by: introvert
This convention will be very interesting. Clinton and the Democrats needs to conduct a positive, no drama convention in order to get the post-convention bump in the polls they need. It appears that Trump may have gotten a damn good bump so far.