July 26, 2016 9PHILADELPHIA) we are coming across multiple reports of Sanders supporters Stagimg a walkout after Hillary Clinton was nominated to the presidency. According to Politico this is more than 100. According to the report:
Waving “Bernie or Bust” signs and wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and at least one Princess Leia costume, the demonstrators chanted “Walk out,” “This is what democracy looks like,” and “We are the 99 percent,” recalling the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011. Others sang “This land is your land.” After filing out of the arena they entered the press tent in search of obliging cameras, eventually taking over a tent and triggering a lockdown, with even credentialed media denied access from outside
The anger is coming from the very real feeling that there was a concerted effort to tilt the scale one way. The feelings, for which supporters were called all kinds of names, including conspiracy theorists, were validated by the wiki leaks dump of 20,000 emails.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution “Philadelphia police officers blocked the entrances to the media tent and refused to allow reporters inside to their work space or to report on the protest.”
Laurie Penny watched this as well, and posted on Twitter
Laurie Penny @PennyRed
Sit-down protest happening now. Media tent on lockdown. #dncwalkout #DemsInPhilly
Jul 26, 2016, 4:49 PM from Philadelphia, PA
She also reports that negotiations eventually happened and people were allowed in. This remained peaceful.
Some of the videos are on Periscope. Sam Roudman posted this, and it seems to tell the story. The walkout happened. What it means for unity and the November election is a good question. So far the wounds are raw, and it could mean people sitting it out, or voting for anybody but Clinton.