Skip to comments.Protest crowds disrupted Broad Street Line to DNC
Posted on 07/25/2016 3:51:22 PM PDT by randita
SEPTA has partially restored service on the Broad Street Line, but protesters are still blocking the subway station Democratic National Convention attendees were expected to use for the evening's events.
Democracy Spring protesters attempt to block access to the Wells Fargo on Broad Street during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
Southbound trains to AT&T Station began running again shortly before 5 p.m., but northbound trains have been canceled for all but credentialed passengers from Oregon Station to AT&T Station since about 4:30 p.m. People who are cleared to enter convention events are being allowed on northbound trains, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said.
Since about 4 p.m. more than 1,000 Bernie Sanders supporters have faced off with police directly outside AT&T Station. Officers' requests that people move were answered with protesters taking a seat on the sidewalk.
Democracy Spring, which has a platform of abolishing superdelegates, publicly funding elections and overturning Citizens United, organized many of the protesters and told them "If you want to be arrested, stay on the sidewalk. If you don't want to get arrested move to the street," said Desiree Kane, 34, of Denver, a spokesperson, who added, "We will nonviolently escalate repeatedly inside and outside the DNC and in social spaces. We have a number of people across the spectrum politically that may be delegates or otherwise. It may or may not be a mass of people but we will disrupt the DNC."
She complained they'd been greeted aggressively by police and escorted out of a rules committee session at the convention center earlier today.
The Broad Street Line, which travels north-south through Philadelphia, is the major public transit route convention-goers could use to travel from Center City to Democratic National Convention events at the Wells Fargo Center.
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I may have to re-think my knee-jerk dislike of these protestors. Maybe I've been unfair to them . . . .
Because sitting is so much easier than standing up.
The 50-foot joint! Woo-hoo!
Maybe I’ve been unfair to them ....Uhhh....No you weren’t. BUT welcome them.
I must admit that I agree with their position of eliminating the superdelegate from the process. A superdelegate, as I understand it, goes to any candidate he/she feels like it, or whichever candidate who has bought the superdelegate. This thwarts the transparency and accountability of the process.
No you’ve been right about them. Hillary isn’t Communist enough for them
How much does George Soros pay an hour, or is a vacation day?
Oh man. I used to live in Philly and work in Center City. People in Philly can be rough - someone might get shot if they keep blocking the subway stations. And not a Philadelphian on the jury would find the shooter guilty, either. : )
I would probably take vacation and stay the heck away from all of this craziness.
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