Live From the DNC Protests in Philly

Earlier this week Ernesto Gomez and I traveled to Philadelphia to attend and to cover the protests at the Democratic National Convention.  I made the audio piece included here and took some photos.  Ernesto took many photos as well as some great video:

My audio piece combines interviews with protesters and activists, sounds of the protests and music from musicians marching in the demonstrations. It is meant to convey what it was like being there.

We attended marches protesting climate change, in support of Bernie Sanders and against war and racism.  We also attended and covered the Socialist Convergence which was happening alongside the DNC protests.  This convergence brought together activists in order to strategize about how to build on the momentum generated by the Sanders campaign.

All of our photos can be seen at: This Link

– Eli Smith

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These masks represent the faces of people killed in U.S. drone strikes.

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