Bernie Sanders supporters, outraged by recent revelations that the Democratic National Committee had its finger on the scale in favor of Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 primary, are using the Democratic convention as a vehicle through which to voice their discontent.
The contents of the emails, according to a report by ABCNews, have sparked disarray within a party scrambling for unification.
"Just one day before the Democratic convention was set to begin, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation, effective at the end of the week," notes ABC News. "And as expected, Sanders supporters, hundreds of whom are delegates at the convention, are furious about the content of the emails."
The anger runs deep, and it is being directed toward several targets, from Clinton herself to Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Clinton's vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine.
Sanders supporters are also using the high-profile convention to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a so-called trade agreement that critics argue will harm workers and the environment while enriching major corporations.
With the Wikileaks revelations front and center, disruption is expected; this convention will not be the sterile, clean-cut process of years past. Perhaps, for a party that has become complacent in its ability to garner progressive support without acting in accord with its lofty promises, this is a good thing.
On the first night of the convention, many Sanders supporters took to the streets outside of the convention. But they are also making their presence known inside the doors of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center.
As the Washington Post reports, Sanders supporters on the convention floor are now booing each time Hillary Clinton's name is uttered by one of the convention speakers.
"The floor of the Democratic National Convention was awash with anti-Hillary Clinton sentiment and sporadic protests as it opened Monday afternoon," Sean Sullivan and Anne Gearan write. "Every mention of her name drew boos from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's supporters, who toted signs railing against trade pacts and distracting from the speakers on stage."