Vermonters march from city hall to Wells Fargo Center in support of Sanders and Stein

Vermonters protest with thousands at Democratic National Convention | VTDigger

by Liora Engel-Smith PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein supporters marched two miles from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center on Monday evening under the watchful gaze of dozens of police officers. The march was organized by the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign, a Philadelphia-based organization that fights for social justice.

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for VT Digger.

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.