Sanders Supporters Plan to Stink Up Democratic Convention

Supporters hold signs as Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is introduced during a rally Feb. 19, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
• June 20, 2016 2:11 pm


The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is going to stink, literally.

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) are planning to consume a large amount of beans prior to Hillary Clinton's address at the convention and then have a "fart-in" during Clinton's speech, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The protest is being led by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and their leader, Cheri Honkala. They will accept donations of beans which will be eaten while they gather at mock "Hooverviles," being dubbed as a "Clintonville."

Truthdig was the first report the story including Honkala's candid plans.

"We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28," she said. "We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing."

The bean-filled meal is being dubbed as "Beans for Hillary."

After a contentious primary, many supporters of Sanders are not willing to throw in their support for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The Wells Fargo Center, the convention venue, may want to increase ventilation during Clinton's speech.