A 51-foot joint and sweltering heat mark 2nd day of DNC protests
Penn Live-Penn Live Staff-7/25/16
Bernie Sanders supporters who marched across a bridge from New Jersey into Philadelphia in the sweltering heat have arrived in the City of Brotherly Love ahead of the Democratic convention.
About 100 marchers let out chants including “We are the 99 percent,” “This is what democracy looks like” and “Black lives matter” as they made their way across the Ben Franklin Bridge.
They plan to meet up with a rally at Philadelphia’s City Hall. The group will then march down Broad Street toward a park across the street from where the convention begins late Monday.
The heat wave hasn’t keep protesters away from Monday’s rallies, but Police Commissioner Richard Ross is urging marchers to be careful and not overestimate their abilities. Temperatures are in the high 90s but feel more like 105 degrees.