Sanders Supporters Practice Getting Arrested As Prep For Dem Convention
June 20, 2016
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) practiced getting arrested at a progressive conference over the weekend in preparation for the police response to the protests they’ve planned for the July Democratic National Convention, Buzzfeed reported.
While outlining their plan for “direct action” protests at the Philadelphia convention, several dozen attendees at the People’s Summit conference in Chicago rehearsed their interactions with law enforcement. According to Buzzfeed, the training session included lessons in how to march, how to create a “human chain” to defy police orders to disperse, and how to comply during arrests. The trainers, some of whom wore badges identifying them as “police,” emphasized that the protests would be non-violent.