DNC in Philadelphia Day Three

I skipped the first rallies at City Hall on Wednesday of the DNC and headed to the Wells Fargo Center late in the afternoon. After trying to watch the premiere of a documentary that was ended early by protesters I decided to leave. As I was walking up Broad Street with some other photographers I checked Twitter to see that a DNC painted coffin had been thrown over the gate, some one had breached the fence, and police were moving in.

I got back to the protest after anarchist tried to burn another flag, and a Sanders supporter had accidentally set himself on fire while trying to stomp it out. This lead to heated arguments between the Bernie camp and anarchist. Eventually the protesters who supported Bernie Sanders separated themselves by sitting on the ground and singing.

 

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A Donald Trump supporter is surrounded by Bernie Sanders and anti DNC protesters near the subway station at Wells Fargo Center on the third day of the Democratic National Convention.

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Protesters from the group Democracy Spring lead a march ending in FDR Park.

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Protesters gather in front of giant screens to watch the premiere of the documentary The Best Democracy Money Can Buy in FDR Park.

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As a protests forms at the security gates around the Wells Fargo Center, a painted DNC coffin was thrown over the fence and the gates were breached by protesters.

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Anarchists stand their ground as Bernie Sanders supporters try forcing them to not burn a flag in protest.

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Anarchists stand their ground as Bernie Sanders supporters try forcing them to not burn a flag in protest.

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Anarchists stand their ground as Bernie Sanders supporters try forcing them to not burn a flag in protest.

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A group of Sanders supporters make a drum circle in front of the anarchists and one protesters begins dancing.

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After confrontations with anti DNC protesters and Bernie supporters, some anarchist give an interview to explain their actions.

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After arguments between protesters, a woman tries to explain why she is protesting against police brutality.

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Sanders supporters line up near the barricades and face police holding peace signs chanting we are peaceful.

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Sanders supporters line up near the barricades and face police holding peace signs chanting we are peaceful.

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A Sanders supporter holds up sign language for love as others line up near the barricades and face police holding peace signs chanting we are peaceful.

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The largest group of Bernie Sanders and Anti DNC protesters sit down in the street and begin singing to separate themselves from the anarchists.

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A man sings with the rest of the protesters sitting in the street .

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Protesters put up crime scene tape on the fencing around the DNC.

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