These pics from Bernie Sanders’ Los Angeles rally should scare the hell out of Hillary

This Monday at Los Angeles’s Memorial Sports Arena, Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally. It was a f*cking really big rally.

This Monday at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally. It was a f*cking really big rally.

Although it’s impossible to independently verify, some estimates say the crowd inside the Arena reached almost 28,000 people, with thousands more watching on big screens outside.

According to the Washington Post, the L.A. gathering dwarfs any crowd that has so far turned out for Hillary Clinton.

All told, Sanders has attracted more than 100,000 people to his rallies in recent weeks, riding a wave of Facebook shares, retweets and old-fashioned word-of-mouth to become by far the biggest draw on the campaign trail.

Truly amazing.

My sister sent me this short video of the crowd taken at the beginning of the rally as people were still filing in. Even then, the energy was palpable:


These images from the event are stunning too:

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Via Brandon Henderson

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Via Matt Carey (Click to enlarge)

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Via Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post

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Via Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post

Featured image via Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

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  1. Johnny Hoffman

    August 12, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Perhaps its good time for Hillary and O’Malley to concede their campaigns….

  2. pbennett2014

    August 12, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Wonderful photos! I can feel the Bern from here. 🙂

  3. Jorge

    August 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I can only hope they are registering people to vote!

  4. Dr. Matt

    August 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Glad to see the Seattle agitators did not disrupt yet another Sanders’ event.

  5. Bradley Elenes

    August 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Just like Romney ‘s crowd’s in 2008. Hillary Clinton has this.

  6. Jeff Shettler

    August 13, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Although I love that Bernie is getting these huge crowds, that dwarf what any other candidate on either side of the isle are getting elsewhere, I think you have your numbers wrong. The LA Sports Arena only holds 16,700, which was filled to capacity. There were an estimated 9,000 more outside, making a crowd of about 26,000. A big F*&king deal, no doubt, and big enough that we don’t have to pad the numbers.

  7. Jordan Stefanelli

    August 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Cool stadium – does it count as more than 1 state in favor of him?

  8. Bruce Budy

    August 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Isn’t it bizarre to seeing Bernie as “scaring the hell out of Hillary”? Certainly the better achievement will be when either scares the hell out of the GOP. Be it Hillary or Bernie, or O’Malley, let our support for the Democratic Party platform “scare the hell” out of all conservatives whose goal is to “take the country back!” from those who wish to take it forward..

  9. steve13565

    August 15, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    The “agitators” have never disrupted an event staged by Bernie Sanders himself. It has happened twice, and neither of these events were arranged nor managed by the Sanders team. Could it be that when Sanders arranges events he always addresses the issues that the “agitators” want to be addressed. Is there a lesson in there somewhere?

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