Angry Bernie Sanders supporters take over media tent at DNC

- Bernie Sanders supporters took over a media tent outside the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, upset over Hillary Clinton’s official nomination to the Democratic ticket.

The supporters, many of whom were delegates, entered the tent around 7:15 p.m. and staged a sit-in. Police closed off the doors to prevent anyone else from coming in and after about 45 minutes the protesters left peacefully.

No one was detained or arrested.

Many of the protesters were angry over what they called a “crooked” election process. Earlier in the week, leaked emails showed members of the Democratic National Committee played favorites during the primary process, forcing the head of the committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to step down just as the convention got underway.

When Clinton was officially nominated as the party’s candidate Tuesday night, many Sanders supporters walked out of the arena.

It’s unclear if the Sanders delegates will continue to stage protests throughout the rest of the convention.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Angry Bernie Sanders supporters take over media tent at DNC
  • Sen. John McCain announces opposition to Graham-Cassidy health care bill, dashing GOP hopes
  • Trump, the 'America First' president, addresses UN
  • Trump to end DACA program for young immigrants after 6 month delay, according to reports
  • Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist
  • Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group
  • Trump warns North Korea that US is `locked and loaded'
  • FBI raids Paul Manafort's home
  • Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire
  • West Virginia Governor Jim Justice switching from Democrat to Republican