The AP said the "furious" protesters "nearly drowned out Debbie Wasserman Schultz' speech to her home state delegation Monday, crowding the stage and screaming, "'You're ruining our democracy!'" According to the AP, Bernie Sanders supporters also held signs that read "E-mails" and "Thanks for the "help' Debbie".
Hillary Clinton has told Democrats they have "just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling" by nominating her for United States president on a night awash with history. Party officials have worked to ease tensions amid protest on the floor. Protesters outside chanted "the whole world is watching" and held up signs to the tent's windows.
The roll call was off to a loud start, as two names were submitted to the nomination process. From Bernie Sanders , Clinton's vanquished primary rival, there was a much more pragmatic embrace. Action News spoke to some delegates who are ready to support Clinton. "Hillary will make us stronger together", Clinton said , closing out his 42-minute speech.
This comes on the heels on Wasserman announcing her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Monday night's program included addresses by Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Discussions between the Clinton and Sanders camps prompted him to send emails and text messages to supporters asking them not to protest. Then she left the room, refusing to speak to reporters.
But after Warren announced that she was not entering the race, 56 percent of her supporters backed Sanders as their first choice, while only 12 percent supported Clinton. However, the activists who showed up here may not capture the feelings of all the roughly 12 million people who voted for Sanders in the Democratic primaries.
The IOC announced last week that all Russian athletes with previous doping offences will not be permitted to participate in Rio and Hickey says the McLaren report absolves the Russian Olympic Committee of any wrongdoing. Russia's track and field team is nearly entirely banned from the games under an earlier decision from the IAAF, leaving long jumper Darya Klishina as the only athlete eligible to represent Russian Federation out of 68 who were entered.