The Scene at City Hall: Sanders Supporters Take LOVE Park

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Marijuana legalization demonstrators carried a giant, inflatable joint by LOVE Park which read “berned by the DNC”

PHILADELPHIA — Hours before their preferred candidate is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, supporters of progressive primary contender Bernie Sanders continued protesting outside of City Hall in Center City. Enlivened by leaked emails that point to a pattern of preferential treatment for presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton on the part of DNC leadership, Sanders supporters are fighting it out to the bitter end.

Sanders will make his first address since news broke that DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign after the convention tonight. Despite his formal endorsement for Hillary Clinton, the progressive wing that he brought to life with his grassroots primary campaign is still leveling acid criticisms of the former Secretary of State.

No pro-Trump protestors were present. Protestors crowded every block surrounding City Hall on Monday afternoon, with all except an evangelical preacher with all-purpose “REPENT” signs coming out for Sanders:

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Protestors hold a hand-painted banner that reads in part “don’t destroy our future” and “say no deportation”

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One latina protestor sports a shirt that reads “relax Trump, I’m legal.”

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Partisans for Bob Avakian, one-time Berkeley radical and current chairman of the American Revolutionary Communist Party.

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“Eat your pheasant, drink your wine, your days are numbered bourgeois swine.”

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Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy record was a recurring theme

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One marijuana legalization advocate sports a head-mounted camera and an image of Sanders with “Sad Keanu” photoshopped onto Sanders’ shoulder

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A woman in a costume burqa and a man in a ten-gallon hat allude to Clinton’s 2003 vote for the Iraq War