Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are planning to occupy the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this July.
So far, nearly 2,000 individuals have indicated their interest on Facebook in disrupting the convention with the intended goal of having a “9.9 million person march” take place there in order to wage an “American Civil Revolution.”
Sanders has predicted that the July convention will be contested.
Avid Sanders supporter Bryan Carpenter created the event and provided a description on the Facebook page.
Here is my thought… American Civil Revolution?? Please share and spread this as much as you can… We need to organize the 9.9 million person march on Philly in July for the convention… If all of us can get Bernie close to nomination and then walk and occupy the convention, it would mean a shutdown of the city for 2 days and the most massive protest since the revolutionary war but with no violence… I will do it and I will bring friends.. We can change the course of human history and save the planet for our children… Add me, share me, message me… I am looking for organizers and those ready to be remembered as the ones at the catalyst of this revolution… #BernieSanders2016#FeelTheBern#Weareone#Revolution#BernDNC
Another “March for Bernie Against the DNC” event has also been planned. On its Facebook page, the event organizers write: “This broken two-party system and the elite class who run it do not represent us or our interests, and it is our natural right as American citizens to stand up to this elite political class and take back our democracy.”
— Mike Chesser (@wikidemic) May 3, 2016
Laurie Cestnick, who is also an Occupy the DNC Convention event organizer, told Breitbart News that “Clinton trolls have been sabotaging Bernie pages” and attempting to shut them down.
The presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has garnered more pledged delegates overall, but may need the party’s “superdelegates” to win, which has resulted in rage against the political establishment.
— Lucy Lu (@6peasInTheirPod) April 29, 2016
There are 83 delegates at stake in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Indiana, which remains too close to call.
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