PITTSBURGH - At least 1,000 people filled the streets of Pittsburgh to march for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Supporters of Sanders, many of whom carried signs, began marching Saturday morning amid chants and the beating of drums. “Feel the Bern” was one of the chants heard during the demonstration.
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“I’m here to support Bernie Sanders. I believe that his campaign and all the issues that he’s supporting is something that I feel strongly with,” Brian Shaffer, of Kittanning, said. “It's good to see people organizing and coming together for someone who's not someone from the establishment.”
The march’s route went from the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland to Market Square, followed by a rally led by Braddock Mayor and state Senate candidate John Fetterman.
Ahead of Saturday’s events, the Port Authority of Allegheny County said service would be impacted on more than two dozen bus routes between Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh. Riders were asked to be prepared for delays and to give themselves additional time to reach their destinations.