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Sanders' sympathizers protest outside of the DNC

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:05

Chanting ''Hillary has got to go,'' Bernie Sanders supporters protest outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Chanting "Hillary has got to go" and "we are the 99 percent," Bernie Sanders supporters protested outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday (July 25), as the party prepared to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for the Nov. 8 election. The leak on Friday of more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails by the WikiLeaks website put the spotlight back on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' failed bid to win the Democratic nomination, and in particular on his complaints during the campaign that the party establishment was working to undermine him. A democratic socialist, Sanders ran an unexpectedly tough race against former Secretary of State Clinton, galvanizing young and liberal voters with his calls to rein in Wall Street and eradicate income inequality. Earlier on Monday, Sanders urged his supporters to back his Democratic rival in her White House bid, drawing jeers and shouts of "We want Bernie", underscoring the deeply felt anger his convention delegates feel at both Clinton's win and the embarrassing emails suggesting the party leadership had worked to sabotage Sanders' campaign for the nomination. Sanders brought the loudest cheers when he noted that Wasserman Schultz, a U.S. senator from Florida, had resigned as the Democratic National Committee chairman over the email controversy. The controversy over the emails has been an embarrassing prelude to the convention, which Democratic officials had hoped would convey no-drama competence in contrast to the volatile campaign of Trump. The New York businessman was formally nominated for president at the Republican convention in Cleveland last week.

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Sanders' sympathizers protest outside of the DNC

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:05