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Bernie Sanders

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Mon May 30, 2016, 11:18 PM May 2016

Edited! Hey Friends, just got back from Bernie Rally Downtown Oakland Edited! [View all]

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First, just gotta say


This was downtown Oakland I have no idea how many Bernie supporters were there because lines were 2 miles long and I'm just not good at crowd guestimates> But rest assured it was very well attended thousands, just can't say how many thousands.

This while a major Warriors game was on which is a very big deal in this town. Very Big Deal.

I took pics, and a video, but they're not aerial and really all I really got was a lot of peoples backsides, so I'm not thinking of posting those. Being on the same ground level just doesn't do it justice, I think there's probably some great photos and videos done with people who had a good vantage point.

It was so jammed tight that I really couldn't see him, but it was awesome to hear his voice over the PA system in real time. The energy was fabulous and it was really inspiring to be among that many supporters in Oakland.

The Diversity of people in attendance was representative of this community. Across the entire spectrum of Humanity.

So even though I didn't actually get to shake his hand or even see his face, just being there was a reaffirmation that this revolution is happening, people are behind Bernie 100%.

In Solidarity, Feelin' the Bern!

Editing to Add this link with a great article and photo images. 30,000 at the plaza and 60,000 perimeters.

Check it out:


Bernie Sanders held a rally today in Oakland at the Frank Ogawa Plaza with conservative estimates counting attendance between 20,000 and 30,000 people. While some estimates go as high as 60,000 and claim the Oakland Police Department as a source, this does not seem verified and should be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless,this is particularly incredible given that the rally was competing with the Oakland-based team Golden State Warriors, who were in the midst of their 7th Game in the NBA playoffs.

The hashtag #BernieInOakland is currently trending on Twitter at over 30 thousand tweets in only a few hours.

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Please post the pictures. NT Eric J in MN May 2016 #1
You know, I've never uploaded photos from my phone on this board 2banon May 2016 #4
You post the photos to any other public website Eric J in MN May 2016 #6
oh, duh. thanks! :) 2banon May 2016 #9
You're welcome. NT Eric J in MN May 2016 #15
Love it when we have our own on-the-ground reporters. jillan May 2016 #2
I'll see if I can hunt around for any good articles and photos by photo journalists 2banon May 2016 #11
We are still in this and will fight on to the convention. nm rhett o rick May 2016 #3
Indeed! 2banon May 2016 #12
I know what you mean about the energy grasswire May 2016 #5
LOL. There was one vulgarity, LOL! 2banon May 2016 #7
Happy for you! Rest assured the corporate media will be showing the crowd all day tomorrow ... slipslidingaway May 2016 #8
Believe me, it was my pleasure! 2banon May 2016 #13
Understand, we went to a last minute Mother's Day rally in NJ :) Hope everyone gets on the phone to slipslidingaway May 2016 #16
it was definitely reaffirming and inspiring. 2banon May 2016 #24
glad for you lots and lots oldandhappy May 2016 #10
you're welcome 2banon May 2016 #14
te he I will not tell! oldandhappy May 2016 #17
Thank you! Loved reading your report! bjo59 May 2016 #18
You're so welcome, happy to share what's happening in my neck of the woods 2banon May 2016 #19
Love you all. nt malokvale77 May 2016 #20
<3 2banon May 2016 #21
Could you tell what was going on when the SS stepped in? Jennylynn May 2016 #22
It was interesting to read what had actually happened.. 2banon May 2016 #23
Well all in all Jennylynn May 2016 #25
oh yeah. 2banon May 2016 #26
The man is tireless! Eom Jennylynn May 2016 #27
Hope they all vote next Tuesday. Hiraeth May 2016 #28
Thanks 2banon felix_numinous May 2016 #29
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