Anti-Clinton protesters, made up primarily of Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters, broke through the giant wall the Democratic Party built around Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, the venue of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The Bernieites managed to perform this feat just as President Barack Obama was lecturing the delegates and guests Wednesday night on the futility of building walls.
Boston Globe national political correspondent Annie Linskey reported:
POTUS: The American Dreams is something no wall can ever contain.
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) July 28, 2016
It was almost as though the activists’ appearance was intended as a visual aid to the president’s comments.
According to US News and World Report:
“Don’t do it,” a young woman pleaded with a man in his 20s moments before the fence crashed open. He donned a bandana anyhow and moved swiftly toward the barricade, which flung open as though it was a pair of french doors.
There was little warning that this would happen, despite loud chants of “open the gates!” shortly before and tepid banging against them by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, runner-up to Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Moments before the gate-crashing, the crowd of hundreds was most enthusiastic about the chant “Hell no, DNC! We won’t vote for Hillary!”
Seven individuals were placed in federal custody, according to a statement released by the U.S. Secret Service he following morning.
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Given the timing of the incident, social media roared, beginning with conservative author, columnist and pundit Michelle Malkin, whose tweet stirred up lots more commentary.
Obama inside DNC: “American dream is something no wall can ever contain.”
Protesters outside: “Yeah, f**k walls!” https://t.co/wk9u5fgH9G
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 28, 2016
@michellemalkin didn’t the DNC build a wall to keep the protestors out, oh the irony and hypocracy!
— RWB (@blairs7x70) July 28, 2016
— Luismb13 (@lmirandabermud1) July 28, 2016
— Trey (@TreyDyson) July 28, 2016
One wondered why have a wall anyway. Doesn’t the Democratic Party bill itself as the “big tent party” where everyone is welcome? Don’t they preach “build bridges, not walls”?
— Pam (@jpamelajewell) July 28, 2016
Then there was this reminder to the “Never Trump” crowd.
— RJ (@ScreenPlayWritr) July 28, 2016
Finally, one couldn’t help but be reminded of Ronald Reagan’s 1987 message to Mikhail Gorbachev at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.
— ROHIRRIM RONIN (@ROHIRRIM_RONIN) July 28, 2016
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