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DNC: Sanders Supporters Demonstrate in Philadelphia

HeadlineJul 25, 2016

On Sunday in Philadelphia, hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters rallied ahead of the opening of the DNC—many outraged by the Democratic Party’s bias against Sanders.

Ian O’Malley: “I’m here mostly because of the DNC WikiLeaks. They showed us that Hillary was given an unfair advantage from the get-go, and Bernie was given a disadvantage. What disturbed me was that we knew this all along for the last year, and we’ve been trying to say it. And we all feel a little crazy in the backs of our heads, thinking, yeah, well, we know it’s all corrupt to begin with, but now to have it spelled out for you in 20,000 emails, I don’t think it gets any clearer. And I don’t think it gets any more disturbing than that.”

Meanwhile, thousands more protesters marched through the streets of Philadelphia Sunday to demand a ban on fracking and a transition to clean energy. This is one of the protesters.

Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh: “My name is Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh. I’m 16 years old. I’m a representative of the Earth Guardian Crew, representing Latino indigenous and youth voices, and I’m part of the global climate movement. Hillary Clinton, get your money and get your support off of the fossil fuel industry. We cannot support an industry that threatens lives like my own and all the other young people in our community, communities here in Pennsylvania, across New York, across the country, that are already being affected by the effects of fracking and other forms of fossil fuel extraction. We need 100 percent renewable energy by 2026. We need action now.”

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