Bernie Sanders supporters accompanied their political hero as he and his wife, Jane Sanders, walked back to their hotel the morning of the final day of the Democratic National Convention. As they walked, supporters cheered: “This is what democracy looks like! Tell me what democracy looks like? This is what democracy looks like!”
“Thank you Bernie!,” some supporters said, as people driving by honked their horns in appreciation. Some supporters asked if they could get a selfie with him and other said, “You’re my hero Bernie, thank you!” One supporter yelled, “We need you! We need your movement!”
After Bernie and Jane went inside the hotel, the Facebook group Bernie Sanders Brigade interviewed one of his supporters, Noah, who had traveled all the way from California to protest and support Sanders. He had tears in his eyes and said seeing Bernie was bittersweet.
He’s with us every day, we’re with him every day… To see him out on the streets with us is just… It gives me hope that it’s not over. I know he’s not going to be our president this time, but he’s given us all hope, he’s showed us how to make change…”
United4Bernie also posted a video:
Here’s another perspective, shared on YouTube. You can hear someone in this video asking, “How can we trust Clinton?”
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