Activists say the 2016 Democratic convention will be different

Activists set to monitor Philadelphia police during DNC rallies | VTDigger

PHILADELPHIA – Dozens of activists plan to monitor police activities during Democratic National Convention rallies next week. Recent fatal police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota, and the killings of five police officers at a rally in Dallas and then three officers in Baton Rouge, have added tension to a gathering already marked by conflict.

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureauin Philadelphia for VTDigger.org.

Hundreds of demonstrators coming to the DNC from Vermont

Vermonters organizing to march at Democratic convention | VTDigger

Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, but some of his followers refuse to back her. They say they will march in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention to promote his progressive platform and protest the party’s superdelegate system. City officials estimate the four-day convention, which starts Monday, will attract 35,000 to 50,000 demonstrators a day.

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureauin Philadelphia for VTDigger.org.

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Clinton appears to embrace Black Lives Matter

Hillary Clinton’s new rhetoric on #BlackLivesMatter

Hillary Clinton has had heated exchanges with Black Lives Matters activists in the past year. Now she’s tweeting their name Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton faces criticism from one of her strongest opponents, and this time, it is not Donald Trump.


Jon Dowding is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for All Digitocracy.

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