“Bernie was wronged!” Sanders supporters staged sit-in after Clinton officially became nominee

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.

The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Bernie Sanders sought to show a united front at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday by asking delegates to accept Hillary Clinton's nomination unanimously and by acclimation.

The plan came at the end of the roll call vote of all 50 states.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic party for President of the United States," Sanders told the convention.

The voices of Bernie Sanders supporters wouldn't stay silent after Clinton received the nomination.

"Bernie was wronged!" a Sanders supporter said.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Dozens of pro-Sanders supporters and delegates staged a sit-in inside the pavilion that is housing journalists from around the world during the Democratic National Convention.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

"I think the problem is that we don’t feel that Secretary Clinton or the Democratic establishment has truly embraced the pillars of our Democratic revolution," a Sanders supporter said.

Police lined up to keep more protesters outside from coming in. After about an hour, many of the protesters left -- their next move uncertain.

Outside, police started detaining Sanders supporters who climbed the eight-foot fences at the edge of the secure zone around the Wells Fargo Center.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

It wasn't immediately known how many people had been detained.

Groups of protesters marched back up Broad Street toward Philadelphia's City Hall, where a number of marches originated earlier Tuesday.

It wasn't what Sanders wanted.

Hours earlier, he told Wisconsin delegates, from a state that voted for him during the April primary, to support Clinton now.

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sit-in at DNC after Hillary Clinton nominated

Sanders called Trump the "worst, least qualified candidate" that he has ever seen, and he received four standing ovations in 10 minutes.

"If there was a theme of our campaign, that theme is 'we have to think big, not small,'" Sanders said.

3 comments

  • DJ

    These burntards aren’t very good at processing reality..They still havnt figured out that Bernard Sanders is weak and sold out to wall street queen Clinton. He wronged himself and made a fool out us who supported him thought he would end the corruption.
    just vote Trump

  • NH

    Bernie supporters sure felt the burn. He isn’t even man enough to stand up for himself. I wonder how much he’s getting paid?

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