Photographs capture the faces of ardent supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who hijacked the opening moments of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday.
At times booing and other times cheering “Bernie!” the supporters set the convention off to a more discordant note than usual.
It was a disastrous start to a four-day televised event that was supposed to showcase Democratic unity. Inside the arena, Sanders supporters repeatedly disrupted the proceedings on stage, drowning out a series of black elected officials at the podium. Outside the arena, some Sanders supporters tried to block buses carrying delegates from entering the secured complex. From the opening prayer, in which Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale invoked Clinton’s name, almost every reference of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s drew boos from hundreds of vocal Sanders delegates and supporters.