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“Help me transform this country”: Bernie Sanders rallies thousands of supporters in downtown Denver

The Denver Post
Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Thousands of people sojourned to Civic Center park early Monday night, where they loudly and proudly cheered on Bernie Sanders as the progressive presidential contender denounced insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry and America’s military industrial complex.

The rally had a rock concert atmosphere, with strumming guitarists, volunteers throwing T-shirts to a front row of superfans, and chants of “Bernie!” before, during and after. State Rep. Emily Sirota, a Denver Democrat whose husband is a Sanders speechwriter, introduced the candidate by saying, “To all the CEOs out there, hear us loud and clear: Your greed is coming to an end.”

The 78-year-old democratic socialist senator from Vermont, a darling of liberals young and old, made a loud return to Colorado, 11 months after he stumped for now-Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse last October in Boulder and Fort Collins.

“I am here in Denver asking your support for more than just defeating Trump,” Sanders told the cheering crowd in a raspy, cracking voice. “I am here to ask you to help me transform this country and create an economy and government that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent.”

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