Bernie Sanders supporters and Donald Trump fans have at least one thing in common – they want Hillary Clinton behind bars.
A group of disheartened Sanders backers chanted and waved signs outside an Info Wars sponsored van emblazoned with the slogan, “Hillary for Prison 2016,” according to Kayla Epstein of the Washington Post.
They were among the hundreds of Sanders’ diehard fans who marched down Philadelphia’s Broad Street on opening day of the Democratic National Convention.
Sanders supporters at Philly protest run over and cheer a “Hillary for prison” van sponsored by InfoWars. pic.twitter.com/o5nA939ngL
— Kayla Epstein (@KaylaEpstein) July 25, 2016
The demonstrators on Monday — many of whom refuse to ever vote for Clinton despite Sanders’ endorsement last week — also pushed for causes such as economic justice, socialism and marijuana legalization.
“I’m Bernie or bust,” Deborah Armstrong, of Spokane, Washington, told the Associated Press. “I’m not going to have Trump held up to our head like a gun.”
Although planned for months, the marches came as chaos erupted within the DNC.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chairwoman over leaked emails suggesting the supposedly neutral Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over Sanders during the primaries. The emails enraged Sanders supporters.
The four-day convention is being held at the Wells Fargo Center, well removed from City Hall and the skyscrapers of Center City.
DNC delegates protested by Bernie supporters shouting ‘Hell no DNC. We won’t vote for Hillary’ pic.twitter.com/yypcqtThrP
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) July 25, 2016