by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016
The party that likes to talk about building bridges of inclusion has taken extreme measures to keep out those it doesn’t want at the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Committee installed a large fence that spans about four miles around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for the coronation of Hillary Clinton who only last week told Univision “we should be building bridges… building understanding” instead of walls.
“The DNC has erected a four-mile fence around its convention site at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. (Isn’t it ironic they’re doing so much to protect a site named after a bank?) The fence, which appears to be about 8 feet tall, is intended to keep out any individuals with whom Democratic Party leaders, delegates, and other liberal elites would rather not mingle,” The American Mirror said.
When news of the Democrats’ wall first emerged in June, it was referred to as the “Bernie Barrier,” built to keep supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and other protesters outside the convention security perimeter.
Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director Brian Abernathy told Philly.com that the fence would not block the visibility of Sanders supporters and other protesters. “It is in close proximity to the delegates. Buses drive right by them. They will be seen and they will be heard.”
Democrats have scoffed at Donald Trump’s idea of building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and that Mexico will pay for it. Chants of “build the wall” were often heard in the Quicken Loans Arena during last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.