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#MarchForBernie Rallies in 30 US Cities Despite Media Silence

  • A pin on the jacket of Ken Lynch is seen during a campaign town hall meeting for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Jan. 22, 2016.

    A pin on the jacket of Ken Lynch is seen during a campaign town hall meeting for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Jan. 22, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

Published 24 January 2016
Opinion

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is continuing to draw massive crowds nationwide.

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters marched in cities across the United States Saturday, in massive rallies largely ignored by the media.

Rallies in support of Sanders took place in more than 30 cities. Some of the largest took place in Chicago, Portland and Boston, with each drawing attendees in the thousands. Even more people took to social media to express support for Sanders' presidential bid.

Sanders' presidential campaign has already been marked by rallies far larger than his rivals.

In October 2015, Sanders easily drew a crowd of well over 20,000 in Boston. Comparatively, Donald Trump's rally in the same city three months later struggled to draw less than half that figure.

Sanders' turnout was also double the crowd that came out to see U.S. President Barack Obama speak in Boston during his 2007 campaign.

Despite receiving little media attention compared to his rivals, Sanders' won Time magazine's person of the year poll, and even won the second Republican debate—at least according to social media.

Sanders racked up more new Twitter followers than any other presidential candidate during the debate, according to Twitter Government.

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