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.

Metro USA (Boston) - - DNC - ALEXIS SACHDEV @lexsachdev

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.”

Del­e­gates swarm the press area at the con­ven­tion. FRANK BURGOS

Del­e­gates try to exit the con­ven­tion en masse. ALEXIS SACHDEV

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