DNC in Philadelphia Day Two

My second day of covering the events outside of the Democratic National Convention started with a Westboro Baptist Church protest and counter protest at the Mazzoni Health Center in the Center City of Philadelphia. Then I followed a Black Lives Matter march from North Philadelphia to the Wells Fargo Center where several protests with thousands of people came together to finish the march to the DNC.

The events last night climaxed and quickly died off after a group of anarchists set two flags and pro Bernie Sanders flyers on fire at the security fence. Protesters from other groups threw water on their fires and the police used fire extinguishers to put out the burning flyers.

 

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A man holds up a signs that says Legalize Gay Marijuana at the Wall Off Hate protest against the Westboro Baptist Church at the Mazzoni Center.

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Two women in costume and on stilts help block out signs at the Wall Off Hate protest against the Westboro Baptist Church at the Mazzoni Center.

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A member of Westboro Baptist church takes a flower from a protester at the Wall Off Hate protest against the Westboro Baptist Church at the Mazzoni Center.

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Protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church walk on gay pride flags during their protest of the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia.

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Westboro Baptist Church protesters are given a police escort to keep them separated from counter protesters after their protest at the Mazzoni Center during the DNC.

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Protesters carry a sign saying Stop Killing Black People as a Black Lives Matter march goes past the campus of Temple University on Broad Street in Philadelphia.

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The front line of a Black Lives Matter march going down Broad Street in Philadelphia on its way to City Hall then to the Wells Fargo Center.

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A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask walks in a Black Lives Matter march going down Broad Street.

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Protesters chant and play drums as they march to City Hall and then to the Wells Fargo Center for the DNC.

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A photographer walks with the front line of the Black Lives Matter march.

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Protesters hold signs with the names of people who have been killed by police.

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A man with mask and tactical gear walks in the Black Lives Matter march through Philadelphia during the DNC.

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Kids from a day care on Broad Street come outside to watch the march pass by.

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A man holds up a Pan-African flag during a Black Lives Matter protest as it approaches City Hall in Philadelphia.

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A woman holds a sign in front of her face supporting the police as a Black Lives Matter protest passes by.

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A group holds up a coffin for the DNC as the Black Lives matter march meets up with an anti-capitalist protest at City Hall.

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A protester chants after he climbs up a traffic light on Broad Street at City Hall in downtown Philadelphia.

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A woman and a boy climb a light post during protests at City Hall.

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A man holds a sign that says “If voting could change anything they wouldn’t let us do it – Mark Twain” in front of a line of police at City Hall.

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Protesters start their march from City Hall to Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention.

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Police block traffic as the sun sets for the march heading to the DNC.

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A man walks ahead of the Black Lives Matter protesters as they head through South Philadelphia to get to the DNC.

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A Hillary Clinton supporter holds up a sign that says Blue Lives Matter as a Black Lives Matter protest passes by on Broad Street.

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A protesters holds a megaphone as the march stops to pass out water and food before they get to the Wells Fargo Center.

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A protester passes out water as the march to the DNC is stopped a few blocks away from the Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters wait for the go ahead to continue marching to the DNC.

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Protesters from another march meet up with the Black Lives Matter protest and they head to the DNC together.

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A man wears a Bernie Sanders costume and a sign that says Democracy Slain as protesters walk to the DNC.

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Police drive motorcycles through the protest as it gets close to the Wells Fargo Center.

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Protesters hold a sign that says It’s Just the Beginning as protesters make it to the security fence at the DNC

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Some protesters try to stop others from trying to push the fence and setting flyers tapped to the fence on fire.

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A protester lights Bernie or Bust flyers that are hung on the security fence on fire outside of the DNC.

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Police use a fire extinguisher to put out the burning flyers at the security fence.

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Anarchist start a small fire in the street and light an Israeli flag on fire with it.

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Anarchist start a small fire in the street and light an Israeli flag on fire with it.

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Another anarchists lights an American flag on fire outside the DNC.

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A protester swings around the burning American flag near the security fence outside of the DNC.

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A protester leaves behind a Never Hillary sign as the protest moves into FDR Park and others go home.

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