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Protesters Descend on Philadelphia Ahead of DNC

Thousands of protesters staged large-scale protests on Sunday, a day before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

Activists including hundreds of environmentalists and Bernie Sanders supporters march through downtown before the start of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 24, 2016 in Philadelphia. The convention officially begins today and is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
A supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a cardboard cutout of him. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP - Getty Images
Protesters supporting various causes, including Vermont Senator Sanders and environmental action, march through the city center. TRACIE VANAUKEN / EPA
A Black Lives Matters movement supporter walks through downtown. Spencer Platt / Getty Images
A protester with political buttons supporting various causes marches through the city center. TRACIE VANAUKEN / EPA
Activists supporting clean energy rally. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
People march in support of clean energy and the environment. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP - Getty Images
Protesters supporting Bernie Sanders prepare for a demonstration in front of City Hall. TRACIE VANAUKEN / EPA
Activists including hundreds of environmentalists and Bernie Sanders supporters march through downtown. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Police block traffic as protesters march in the street. BRYAN WOOLSTON / Reuters