Bernie Sanders held a historic rally in New York's Washington Square Park on Wednesday night, attended by more than 27,000 people. However, thousands of people also crowded into overflow areas and streets, which could raise the number who actually attended significantly. The number who attended even eclipsed Barack Obama's enormous Washington Square Park in 2007, which drew 24,000 people. The rally gathered momentum the night before Bernie Sanders is facing off with Hillary Clinton in a Democratic debate in New York.
Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager, commented about the rally: It was an incredible, incredible experience. You know, a lot of people who've been in politics for a long time in New York can't remember anything like it,” Weaver said. “So I think that there is a lot of momentum on Sen. Sanders that may well push him over the top.
Sanders himself said: "When I look at an unbelievable crowd like this I believe we're going to win here in New York." He reminded the crowd that they were creating a political revolution, with the goal of a government that works for everyone, not just wealthy campaign donors. Click through the gallery to see more photos from the rally, including photos and comments from people who attended. (Getty)