PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters chanted “… the DNC has got to go!” as Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.
Groups of Bernie Sanders supporters and other protesters watching large screens in a park near the Democratic convention site in Philadelphia chanted Tuesday evening as Clinton’s victory was sealed during a roll call of delegates.
The Sanders supporters continued cheering for the votes the Vermont senator received from delegates, even after Clinton claimed the nearly 2,400 she needed to seal the nomination.
Meanwhile, another group of Sanders supporters was marching down Broad Street toward the convention site.
Police later began detaining Sanders supporters who are climbing the 8-foot fences at the edge of the secure zone around the Democratic convention site.
Groups of Sanders supporters and protesters are standing outside of a gate around the subway station that serves the Wells Fargo Center.
Inside the arena, after Clinton became the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party, Sanders delegates walked out and held a sit-in inside a media tent.
An Associated Press photographer witnessed one police officer spraying something at the protesters outside of the AT&T subway station that serves the convention site.