Mad at the Democratic establishment and an electoral process many protesters called "rigged," thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Sunday in support of fighting climate change, free trade and the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee.
"I am angry, I'm angry at the Democratic establishment," said Corey Collier, an organizer for activist umbrella organization Philly.FYI. The motivation for the march, he said, was "watching democracy be blatantly undermined in our faces."
The demonstration was part of a full slate of events that kicked off in Philadelphia on Sunday, shadowing the official Democratic Convention a day ahead of its formal start.
Billy Taylor, executive director of Philly.FYI, said he organized the day's events to return power to the people. "The DNC is dead to me, to be honest," Taylor said. "This isn't about unity. It's about giving the power back to the people."
Other protesters were more defiant about Clinton. "This movement that will not fall in line with Hillary Clinton is real," Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men for Bernie, told the crowd to cheers.