FLASHBACK: Dems Built A WALL To Keep Out Protesters At Convention

While Nancy Pelosi rages about President Trump’s “immoral” wall it is important to remember that Democrats are notorious for their hypocrisy even as they puff themselves up in selective outrage over border security.

Not only do several prominent Democrats and other liberal high-rollers have barriers around their homes but it was back in the summer of 2016 when the Democrats had a protective wall of fencing erected around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

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Following their acrimonious primary duel, the establishment poobahs weren’t about to allow supporters of socialist Bernie Sanders spoil Hillary Clinton’s coronation and approved what some derisively dubbed a “Bernie Barrier” to keep the rabble at bay.

FLASHBACK!

From a July 2016 article on PennLive, “‘I thought Dems were against building walls’: DNC security fence elicits scorn, sarcastic tweets”:

A four-mile long, eight-foot high metal fence is still standing after a weeklong pummeling by DNC protesters, occasional breaches and months of controversy surrounding its existence.

“This was put up expressly to keep us from having access and so they can’t hear us,” Katie Troutman, a recently de-registered Democrat from Orange County, Calif., said during a protest at the fence on Wednesday.

“It was also put up to keep everything isolated and sanitized [inside the Democratic National Convention hall].”

Since its inception, the fence has proven a source of contention between government officials and the activists who spent months planning the protests that descended on the area all week.

The activists continue to feel the wall was positioned too far from the Wells Fargo Center arena, and that it negated their First Amendment rights by restricting their ability to be heard and seen by the very party leaders and Clinton delegates they had come to address and protest against.

In response, city officials called the fence a necessary precaution. They also argued that because of its see-through design, protesters would still be seen and heard by the credentialed delegates and conventioneers entering and exiting the arena or the parking lots outside it.

Once again, it’s brutally obvious that hypocrisy is the coin of the realm with Democrats but hey, at least they are consistent.

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