Delegates storm out after Clinton is nominated
“We are in mourning,” says delegate’s wife when asked if he would eventually support Democratic candidate in November.
Moments after Hillary Clinton was announced as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday, hundreds of delegates walked out of the convention center. Protesters carried Bernie Sanders signs and chanted, “Tell me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like.”
Many protesters staged a sit-in — what they called a “silent revolution” — in the media tent, and armed law enforcement officers stood at the doors of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia blocking media and protesters from getting in and out of the tent.
A line of Pennsylvania state troopers marked the path of the protesters, many of which had bound themselves or taped their mouths shut. Some protesters told Metro reporters that they feel like their voices haven’t been heard.
Dr. Vinod Seth, a delegate from North Dakota, called it a “sad day.” When asked about whether she will vote against Trump, his wife Aruna fought back tears, saying: “We are in mourning. It is too soon to ask us to move forward.”