“This was a symbolic, non-violent protest,” Holecko said. “It’s basically because from Day One those of us who put our heart and soul in the political revolution saw the system as rigged.
Holecko says he plans to vote for Clinton.
UPDATE @ 8:04 p.m.: The sit-in by Bernie Sanders supporters began after he moved to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclimation, according to media reports.
The delegates, once they made their way outside Wells Fargo Center, marched into the press pavilion about 7 p.m. and sat in silent protest. Some delegates, according to the Washington Examiner, put tape over their mouths.
Others sang “This Land is Our Land” and still others held a banner that read “We The People.”
The supporters have told reporters the planned, peaceful protest is their complaint about being shut out of the Democratic Party.
Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders have taken over the media tent and are staging a sit-in. They are not allowing media in or out of the tent.
We have reporters on scene and we’ll update this report as facts warrant.