Ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries, a nationwide march has swept across the nation for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Organizers have reported that at least 40 cities are holding demonstrations, and perhaps as many as 70.
— John P. Edwards (@jedwar02) February 27, 2016
Thousands of cheering Bernie supporters have packed metropolitan sidewalks and streets, further cementing the rallying cry that the Bernie phenomenon is more than a Presidential campaign. It’s a passionate political movement that demands revolution. Despite everything they’ve battled so far, the Sanders campaign is thriving.
— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) February 27, 2016
The insane reality that a candidate like Bernie can rouse thousands to take to the streets for him and yet still be treated by the media and the DNC like some kind of long-shot underdog only further proves the deliberate nature of their attempted sabotage of his campaign.
By contrast, Hillary Clinton’s campaign hasn’t been able to muster enough supporters for a march of any kind for the entire election season.
"We are in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh but all I see is grassroots. This is unbelievable." #MarchForBernie
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 27, 2016
— andi (@andielyse) February 27, 2016
Supporters have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #MarchForBernie, which has instantly started trending. Many of them are using the social media platform to directly call out the media for spending all of their time covering the latest terrible thing Donald Trump has blurted rather than a nationwide organized march of thousands of Americans against corruption and inequality.
— Michelle Bush (@Politicaltwain1) February 17, 2016
As of this writing, a Google search for #MarchforBernie only brings up a few local sites talking about how the march will affect traffic.
Pittsburgh’s local news had this to say about the march:
“Routes that run along Bigelow Boulevard and Fifth Avenue could be detoured or experience standing delays as the estimated 2,000 people march from the University of Pittsburgh to Market Square. Some bus stops may be temporarily discontinued, the Port Authority of Allegheny County said in a press release.”
— Millennials 4 Bernie (@Bernlennials) February 27, 2016
Given the massive nature of these demonstrations, “traffic” will soon be the least of the establishment’s worries.
Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW