DNC in Philadelphia Day One

Protests kicked off around noon on the first official day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Several groups gathered at City Hall and marched to the Wells Fargo Center where the DNC is being held. After the protest made it to the fencing blocking access to the convention a group calling themselves Democracy Spring occupied the entrance to the security check point. Police moved in and set up barricades, and the protesters attempted to climb over them. Once police got tired of stopping them, they allowed one protester to come over at a time to be zip tied and later issued a citation.

 

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A man carries a sign made of six signs at the start of a march to the DNC from City Hall in Philadelphia.

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Marijuana legalization protesters carry large inflatable joints down Broad Street in a march to the DNC

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A large group of socialist walked in the march to the DNC carrying red flags.

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Bicycle police keep protesters on one side of the street on their march to the DNC.

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A man carries an upside down american flag in a march to the DNC on July 25, 2016.

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A large group of socialist walked in the march to the DNC carrying red flags.

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A man carrying a cardboard pitchfork and a sign saying Justice 99% Just Us 1%.

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A marijuana legalization protester marches topless to the DNC.

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Police look on as the march from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center passes by intersections that are closed for the protest.

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A disability rights protester tries to get the march to slow down because the group is getting too spread out.

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A disability rights protester tries to get the march to slow down because the group is getting too spread out.

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A large group of socialist walked in the march to the DNC carrying red flags.

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A protester marches wearing a Guy Fawkes mask painted red and black.

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People who live in the neighborhood watch out of their second story window as the march to the DNC passes by.

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A Donald Trump supporter walks into the march to the DNC and records protesters reactions on his phone.

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Disability rights protesters lead the march from from City Hall to the DNC at the Wells Fargo Center.

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A young boy in a suit holds a sign that says Look Mom No Future on one side and NRA Kills Our Kids on the other.

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A young boy in a suit holds a sign that says Look Mom No Future on one side and NRA Kills Our Kids on the other.

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A man holds a sign for the band Slayer to block religious protesters signs at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Pro Bernie Sanders protesters press up against the fence keeping people out of the DNC at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters hold a canvas sign at the fence that says Bernie Sanders for President Not For Sale.

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A young boy stands in a median with a signs that says Fight Back Stop the War on Black America as he watches the protesters along the fence.

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As protesters move to the entrance to the perimeter fence police form a line to keep them out.

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After metal barricades are set up police on motorcycles park around the subway station at Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters for the group Democracy Spring block the police and people trying to enter the DNC at the security fence at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters for the group Democracy Spring block the police and people trying to enter the DNC at the security fence at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters for the group Democracy Spring block the police and people trying to enter the DNC at the security fence at the Wells Fargo Center.

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A protester with the Democracy Spring group leads chants as the police keep them from crossing their line to get arrested.

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Police set up more barricades as protesters try to climb over their bikes to get past them or get arrested.

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The first protesters jumps over the fence and lays on the ground waiting to be arrested.

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More protesters try to make it over the fence but are pushed back police.

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Police tell protesters if they climb over one at a time, they will quit pushing back and let them be arrested.

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After arrests a man puts on a Hillary Clinton outfit near FDR Park across the street from the DNC.

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