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Mon Jul 25, 2016, 04:23 PM


Sanders Pleads With Supporters to Avoid Protests as Democratic Unity Threatened [View all]

Bernie Sanders supporters erupted in boos and chants almost from the moment the Democratic convention was called to order Monday, ignoring pleas from their candidate to avoid protests threatening to undo the carefully crafted display of unity that Hillary Clinton's campaign had plotted for her formal nomination.

As it became clear that the fall of the Democratic National Committee chief wouldn't be enough to quell the anger of the Vermont senator's delegates, representatives from the Clinton and Sanders campaign held an urgent meeting to come up with a plan to avoid disruptions, according to a party official.

The result was a text from Sanders, who lost the nomination to Clinton, to his delegates asking "as a personal courtesy to me not to engage in any kind of protests'' on the floor of the convention.

It had little effect. When the Reverend Dr. Cynthia Hale gave the invocation and mentioned the nomination of Clinton, the crowd erupted in a mixture of cheers and chants of "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.'' Clinton supporters responded with "Hillary'' chants to drown them out.



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