Divided: Protests Inside And Outside The Democratic Convention

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Protests in Philadelphia for the Democratic Convention were much bigger and more consistent than they were in Cleveland for the Republicans. The Philadelphia police seemed to learn their lesson from the last convention held in their city, the Republican Convention in 2000. This time rather than constant police harassment and mass arrests, the police mostly backed off and let protesters exercise their constitutional rights. No doubt it was easier for the police as well as for the protesters.

A wide range of issues were covered many were centered around democracy, the corruption of the DNC showed by the Wikileaks, legalization of marijuana, Black Lives Matter, no more war, money in politics, the Demexit of people leaving the Democrats many voting for Jill Stein and too many other issues to list. We broke these tweets up by date and no doubt, despite the multitude of tweets we surely missed some important ones.

Both conventions showed significant divisions inside their parties while they both tried to claim they were unified. The Dems put on the stronger convention compared to the amateurish Republican Convention. They did their best to put forward an image of unity, but as you can see below reality is quite different than the image they tried to portray.

Here are the last few days of the protests at the DNC in tweets.

July 28th

July 27th 

  • il corvo

    The marginalization of people’s protests in favor of the illusion of unity has more to do with illusion than unity. The convention isn’t for those at the convention but for those watching the convention. Propaganda is a virus waiting multiply. How is this different than films showing Nazi spectacles for Hitler? The illusion will show group think but the reality will take place after the coronation.

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  • DHFabian

    Thank you from the masses who have been shut out of the Democrat and liberal discussion for the past 20 years — the poor, and those who get why our poverty crisis is sinking the US. This might be a taboo issue today, but it has a profound impact on the overall economy and conditions in the US.