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Pro-Bernie Sanders Protesters Were Detained Outside The Democratic National Convention

According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 55 people were issued citations for disorderly conduct outside the Wells Fargo Center.

July 25, 2016
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As the proceedings began for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia earlier today, pro-Bernie Sanders protesters gathered outside the Wells Fargo Center to show their displeasure.

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As Complex points out, video taken from the scene show protesters being placed in plastic zip-tie handcuffs after climbing over a police barricade. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce, who captured the protests on video, reported that protesters were climbing over the barricade one-by-one, for safety reasons, at the direction of the police.

A representative for the Philadelphia Police Department told The FADER that 55 protesters were issued citations for disorderly conduct, but said that no arrests had been made.

Inside the convention, protesters and Sanders delegates led chants of "Bernie," and booed at mentions of Hillary Clinton's name. Sanders sent out a text message to supporters earlier today asking them to refrain from protesting on the convention floor. Sanders was also booed earlier today when, addressing delegates in Philadelphia, he told supporters that they "must" support Hillary Clinton.

Pro-Bernie Sanders Protesters Were Detained Outside The Democratic National Convention