Published On: Tue, Jan 26th, 2016

Thousands march for Bernie Sanders as bad weather, snow ‘steal’ his headlines

People took to the streets of several major US cities on Saturday, marching to express their support for the Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. But, angering many of these supporters, the East Coast blizzard stole the attention and media coverage.

While action group US Uncut reported on the event as “the first-ever nationwide march for a presidential candidate,” rallies across the country incurred little attention from the mainstream media, participants claimed. Some were shocked that the coverage was “nearly nonexistent,” as Sanders’ supporters took to social media, sharing images of “pretty loud” crowds in different US cities.

We had a great turnout at the Portland #MarchForBernie today! The revolution will be Tweeted, Liked, and shared!pic.twitter.com/JPdwuOY6nE

— OregonLatinoVeteran (@OregonLatinoVet) January 24, 2016


Thousands rally for @BernieSanders on a rainy day in #Portland.#MarchForBernie#FeelTheBern#Bernie2016pic.twitter.com/7XeuiNF8Mw

— Oregon For Bernie! (@Oregon4Bernie) January 23, 2016

One of the biggest crowds gathered in Chicago, with thousands of others who support the Democratic Party contender for the presidential nomination marching in Massachusetts, New York, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas and other states.

Never seen a march for a presidential candidate before-Boston wants @BernieSanders!#bostonforbernie#MarchForBerniepic.twitter.com/woc9LkcdHM

— Lexie St.Jacques (@LexieStJay) January 23, 2016

Check out the video from Chicago posted online.

#MarchForBernie down the financial district of #Chicago – thousands of people showed up for political revolution!!!! Illinoisans, make sure you’re registered to vote for the March 15th primaries! #bernie2016 #bernieorbust : PC @jjaen14

  • posted by Blake Gerold (@blakegerold) on

Supporters in at least 35 cities took the streets, US Uncut reported.

Saturday’s rallies were part of the Vermont independent senator’s campaign ahead of the Iowa caucuses, where according to recent polls, Sanders leads his rival – the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders photo/Donkey hotey

Bernie Sanders photo/Donkey hotey

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