On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, demonstrators — led by Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and longtime activist Dr. Cornel West — marched from Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street. Truthdig assistant editor Alexander Reed Kelly captured video footage of the march, originally streamed live directly to our Facebook page. You can watch the full video above.

Truthdig cartoonist Mr. Fish then created the illustration below based on the footage:

“Rendered, by the way, from a series of shots expertly snapped from Alex, who risked life and limb to walk backward in flip-flops down the middle of Broad Street while being circled by rotund and panting policemen on bicycles,” said Mr. Fish of his creation of the illustration.

Truthdig is providing live coverage of the Democratic National Convention throughout the week. Check out our live blog of Day 1 here, and also take a look at Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar’s video reporting here.

Below are snapshots taken by photojournalist Michael Nigro for his Truthdig series on the Democratic National Convention, which you can take a look at here.


Michael Nigro

Michael Nigro


Michael Nigro

—Posted by Emma Niles


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