Bernie Sanders supporters plan rally on eve of Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is seeking a demonstration permit for the day before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia.
The Sanders campaign wants to hold a "traditional Bernie campaign rally" on July 24 at FDR Park in South Philadelphia, campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said.
The date and location already had been scooped up from the city by Sanders supporter Bill Taylor of Philadelphia. Now, the Sanders campaign is coordinating with Taylor to use the permit to get a prime spot for the rally.
Briggs did not elaborate on the rally plans except to say that Sanders would deliver a "victory statement."