It’s on. As predicted, thousands of protesters are gathering outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the “city of brotherly love”—and they’re in no mood for it.
Suspicions that Bernie Sanders was robbed of a fair chance at the presidential nomination by the DNC was shockingly confirmed after a Wikileaks document dump brought to light internal emails proving just that.
And even liberals like these won’t stand for corruption this bad.
The New York Times reports:
More than 1,000 people from as far as Seattle and Florida participated in the first of what are expected to be many Sanders rallies during the convention, which formally begins Monday. The march, led by a banner proclaiming “Help End Establishment Politics, Vote No on Hillary,” was far larger than any of the protest marches last week in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. (…)
“It’s not just young people who are furious. There are people who have been Democrats for decades and are completely angry,” said Kimberly Cooper, 59, of Florida. “Now with the WikiLeaks thing, I am finished supporting her.” (…)
Pasu Tivorat, of Sacramento, who wore a Guy Fawkes mask, an anarchist’s symbol, said Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton were equally bad choices. “If we nominate Hillary, then she can continue to abuse her base,” he said. “Every progressive idea we come up with they throw under the bus.”
“I’d rather watch the D.N.C. burn,” he added.
So far these rallies have been peaceful. However, history has taught us what can happen when angry leftists gather outside Democratic conventions at the height of summer. While the Chicago riots of 1968 are an extreme example, “progressives” are already primed for violence right now thanks to Black Lives Matter incitement and their irrational fears of a Donald Trump presidency.
Add to that the possibility of further, even more damaging Wikileaks revelations? It’s possible these protests won’t stay peaceful for long.
Credit: New York Times