Bernie Sanders leaves Seattle stage

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Bernie Sanders leaves Seattle stage

Post by Admin on Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:17 pm

Bernie Sanders leaves Seattle stage after event disrupted by Black Lives
John Wagner

© Provided by Washington Post
Bernie Sanders came to Seattle on Saturday with plans to give two speeches.

The first didn’t happen. An appearance by the senator from Vermont at an event celebrating the anniversary of Social Security and Medicare was scuttled after protesters from a local Black Lives Matter chapter took over the stage.

Hours later, Sanders, who has been drawing bigger crowds than any other presidential contender, drew his largest yet: about 15,000 at the college basketball arena where the Washington Huskies play.
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