DNCinPHL Day 1

Today was my first day in Philadelphia in my life. I’ll be living in Philly through November. I got in from NYC in the late afternoon, and after settling in my new room I made my way towards the DNC. The main event I knew of via the DNC Action Committee’s The People’s Guide was a Jill Stein rally featuring Cornel West, Immortal Technique and others. The event was taking place at FDR Park which is near the Wells Fargo Center where the DNC is being held. 

I arrived via the Broad Street Line. The AT&T subway station next to the Wells Fargo Center was reserved for credentialed DNC attendees, which meant all the demonstrators had to walk 15 minutes from the Oregon station. Not a big deal at first, but this turned out to be a total bummer when a torrential downpour occurred. 

Jill Stein’s camp elected to evacuate and cut their rally short once the storm rolled in. It seemed like 700 - 900 where in attendance before the rain started If I had to guess. These photos capture the small portion of the event I made it to as well as some shots on the way back to the Oregon stop, including a run in with Vermin Supreme

I’m going back out tomorrow and keeping my fingers crossed for dry weather. Philadelphia, PA | 07-25-2016

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