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    Supporters of US Senator Bernie Sanders protested Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination because Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz violated her pledge of impartiality, convention delegate for New York City Sheri Bauer-Mayorga told Sputnik.

    PHILADELPHIA (Sputnik) — Earlier on Tuesday, a throng of Sanders supporters walked out of the Democratic National Convention and stormed media tents chanting "This is what Democracy looks like" in protest of Hillary Clinton winning the party’s nomination for the US presidency.

    "The head of the Democratic National Committee [Wasserman Schultz] violated her pledge of being impartial so many people were upset," Bauer-Mayorga stated on Tuesday. "I’ve heard people say, ‘we’re not going to take this lying down, we have to make some protest.’"

    Sanders supporters, had a feeling since the beginning of the campaign that the DNC was not supportive of Sanders’ candidacy, and the WikiLeaks DNC email leak confirmed those suspicions, Bauer-Mayorga noted.

    "I know many people in my congressional district, the people who worked in our Bernie campaign, would support this action [walking out of the convention], so I thought about them," Bauer-Mayorga added.

    Bauer-Mayorga pointed out that she did not feel a lot of emotion when Sanders endorsed Clinton to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee.

    "I really feel that Bernie Sanders has gone the whole road that he can. I think it was an appropriate act for him, considering his position," Bauer-Mayorga said.

    On Friday, whistleblowing website WikiLeaks released Democratic Party emails revealing the DNC head and other top staffers worked to obstruct the Sanders presidential campaign in favor of rival Hillary Clinton.

    The revelations created further division within the Democratic Party at the national convention as Sanders supporters protested what they say amounts to an unfair, rigged system, and some vowing not to stand behind Clinton.

    The DNC apologized in a letter on Monday to Bernie Sanders and his supporters for the contents of the leaked DNC emails.


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