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USA: Sanders supporters heckle DNC speakers after email leak  02:38

USA: Sanders supporters heckle DNC speakers after email leak

United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
July 25, 2016 at 23:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Booing and heckling marred the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, following leaked emails that suggest that Democratic leaders were plotting against defeated candidate Bernie Sanders.

Each time a speaker mentioned the presumptive nominee Hilary Clinton audible boos and chants of "Bernie, Bernie" could be heard from sections of the delegates.

Permanent chairwoman of the convention Marcia Fudge was also booed as she made her opening remarks.

The discord began when it was revealed by the Wikileaks organisation that chair of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz had attempted to sabotage Sanders' candidacy. Schultz subsequently resigned only to be hired as a part of Clinton's campaign for the presidency.

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Booing and heckling marred the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, following leaked emails that suggest that Democratic leaders were plotting against defeated candidate Bernie Sanders.

Each time a speaker mentioned the presumptive nominee Hilary Clinton audible boos and chants of "Bernie, Bernie" could be heard from sections of the delegates.

Permanent chairwoman of the convention Marcia Fudge was also booed as she made her opening remarks.

The discord began when it was revealed by the Wikileaks organisation that chair of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz had attempted to sabotage Sanders' candidacy. Schultz subsequently resigned only to be hired as a part of Clinton's campaign for the presidency.

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