Things were awkward at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, as TV cameras zeroed in on weeping Bernie Sanders supporters, including one fellow in a rather appropriate Peter Pan hat, as they watched their hero address the crowd and throw his support behind Hillary Clinton.
Tuesday was declared a triumph of unity, with the exception of non-stop protest marches outside the convention hall and a walkout after Clinton’s official nomination via roll call. Many of those who walked out of the Wells Fargo Center in protest headed for the media tent, where they staged an occupation. Police quickly rolled up an enforced some unity, locking down the media tent, trapping some inside and others out.
Things were weird enough with the clown noses and taped-up mouths, but Star Wars cosplay?
— Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) July 26, 2016
Sorry, but after being struck down by the Clinton machine, Bernie merged with the Democrat Party, becoming less powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Meanwhile, those trapped inside the media tent were attempting something that looked like the climax of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Protesters inside the media tent touch their hands to those locked outside pic.twitter.com/xtVi8Swn2e
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 27, 2016
@TaylorLorenz This is so weird.
— ebihanabi (@ebihanabi) July 27, 2016
That’s the understatement of the day.
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) July 27, 2016
@TaylorLorenz Ship…out of danger? The needs of the many *cough* outweigh…the needs of the few…
— HarryGato (@harrygato) July 27, 2016
@TaylorLorenz that must have been what is was like at the Berlin Wall
— Zach Watson (@zwatson18) July 27, 2016
— Bill Marcy (@UnHolyFamily) July 27, 2016
— gregory alan elliott (@greg_a_elliott) July 27, 2016
— Michael Trask (@mikeythetrask) July 27, 2016
Silent protests are the best protests:
Protesters now silently protesting outside media tent/arena. Ldr instructs them "Keep the tape on your mouth. Make it real" #DNCinPHL
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 27, 2016