Bernie Sanders wanted to hold an outdoor rally in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention but the city denied him a permit. Poor Bernie!
NBC 10 reports:
Another Blow for Bernie: DNC Rally Permit Denied by City of Philadelphia
Bernie Sanders supporters endured insult after injury this week.
First, they listened to their candidate declare defeat to Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. And now, they won’t get to listen to their candidate speak at an outdoor rally in South Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
The Sanders campaign got rejected by the City of Philadelphia in a request to hold a July 24 rally.
The campaign sought to hold a rally for up to 40,000 people on a baseball field at FDR Park, according to the rejection letter from a deputy city managing director.
In bold all caps, the city told John Robinson of Bernie 2016, Inc. that it was “DENIED” in its application to hold a rally at Ashburn Field because the field is not permitted for “non-recreational purposes.”
“The City Property requested is a non-public forum that has not been opened for expressive activity to the general public,” Deputy Managing Director for Operations Jazelle Jones wrote in the rejection letter.
Knowing Bernie Sanders supporters, they’ll probably ignore the city’s decision and do it anyway.