The Latest: Israeli flag set on fire outside of convention


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

10 p.m.

Protesters have set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted “long live the intifada” outside of the Democratic convention site.

A woman wearing a black bandanna on her face lit the flag on fire Tuesday night as protests continued outside of the secure zone around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Someone stood nearby waving a Palestinian flag.

Protesters also set pro-Bernie Sanders fliers on fire that were hanging on steel fencing around the site.

Separate groups of Sanders supporters, protesters marching against police brutality and others have joined together in the streets outside of the convention.

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9:35 p.m.

Separate groups of Bernie Sanders supporters and protesters marching against police brutality have joined together in the streets outside the Democratic National Convention site in Philadelphia.

Some of the people are chanting “keep the peace.” Police cars are driving by with their sirens blaring to try to block them.

The groups marched up Broad Street outside of the arena where Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of major U.S. political party.

The protests continued after Sanders delegates and supporters held an hour-long sit-in inside a media tent in the parking lot outside of the arena where the convention is being held.

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9 p.m.

Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters have ended their sit-in inside a media tent at the Democratic convention site in Philadelphia, while protests outside have calmed down, too.

Inside the arena, after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party, Sanders delegates walked out and held about an hour-long sit-in at a media tent.

Outside, police started detaining Sanders supporters who climbed the 8-foot fences at the edge of the secure zone around the Wells Fargo Center.

It wasn’t immediately known how many people had been detained.

Groups of protesters, with a banner that read “RIP DNC,” have begun marching back up Broad Street toward Philadelphia’s City Hall, where a number of marches originated earlier Tuesday.

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8:20 p.m.

Police have begun detaining Bernie Sanders supporters who are climbing the 8-foot fences at the edge of the secure zone around the Democratic convention site.

Groups of Sanders supporters and protesters are standing outside of a gate around the subway station that serves the Wells Fargo Center.

Inside the arena, after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party, Sanders delegates walked out and held a sit-in inside a media tent.

An Associated Press photographer witnessed one police officer spraying something at the protesters outside of the AT&T subway station that serves the convention site.

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6:45 p.m.

Protesters are chanting “… the DNC has got to go!” as Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.

Groups of Bernie Sanders supporters and other protesters watching large screens in a park near the Democratic convention site in Philadelphia chanted Tuesday evening as Clinton’s victory was sealed during a roll call of delegates.

The Sanders supporters continued cheering for the votes the Vermont senator received from delegates, even after Clinton claimed the nearly 2,400 she needed to seal the nomination.

Meanwhile, another group of Sanders supporters and peaceful protesters was marching down Broad Street toward the convention site.

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5:20 p.m.

Ashley Judd has joined a group marching against police brutality in Philadelphia.

The political activist and actress who starred in “Kiss the Girls,” ”Double Jeopardy,” and “Heat” stopped on Broad Street with tears in her eyes while watching the protest and then accepted a “Black Lives Matter” sign from the Philly REAL Justice group and joined in.

The group is marching from near Temple University, in north Philadelphia, south on Broad Street to City Hall. There, they’ll meet up with another group decrying police brutality and economic injustice and then move down to a park near the convention site.

Organizers from the group told white protesters to move to the back of the demonstration, saying the action is “a black and brown resistance march.”

Some in the crowd chanted “Don’t vote for Hillary (Clinton), she’s killing black people.”

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4:50 p.m.

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters and protesters are rallying near one of the entrances to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia to greet arriving delegates.

They gathered Tuesday afternoon outside of a subway station being used by delegates. Some chanted “This is what democracy looks like!”

The Sanders supporters were joined by people protesting other things as well, including anti-abortion.

Full service on the subway line that serves the convention site was restored Tuesday afternoon after it was earlier limited because of protesters.

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4:30 p.m.

Full service has been restored on the subway line that serves the Democratic convention site in Philadelphia.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said on Twitter that Broad Street Line between Oregon Avenue and AT&T station resumed Tuesday afternoon after it was briefly limited to only those with credentials.

Service was limited after a group of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered outside of the station to protest. Most of the group has moved to another area.

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4 p.m.

Only those with proper credentials are being allowed to remain on the subway line that serves the Democratic convention site in Philadelphia because of pro-Bernie Sanders protests.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said on Twitter that the Broad Street Line wouldn’t provide service past the Oregon Avenue station, the next-to-last stop, because of Democratic National Convention “activity.”

A group of Sanders supporters were gathered outside of the AT&T station, near the site of the convention, to protest.

The supporters aboard the train chanted “Bernie or bust!” as they were made to get off at the next-to-last stop. Transit police walked through to check credentials of those remaining on the train.

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3:40 p.m.

Hundreds of activists have gathered to drown out a small group of anti-gay protesters at a Philadelphia clinic that offers HIV testing.

The counter-protest drew people with signs mocking those typically brandished by Westboro Baptist Church members. The gay rights group’s signs boasted slogans like “God Hates Warm Beer” and “God Hates Bad Signs.”

A brass band played in the streets outside the Mazzoni Center for LGBT health as people crowded around the sidewalks outside in Philadelphia’s gay neighborhood known as the Gayborhood.

The four Westboro protesters left after about 45 minutes with counter-protesters following after them.

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3:20 p.m.

A Philadelphia judge says the host committee for the Democratic convention can keep its donor list secret until September.

Common Pleas Judge Abbe Fletman says that may not promote transparency. But she says federal election law gives organizers 60 days to disclose the names of people who bankroll the conventions.

Fundraisers set out to raise more than $60 million in private donations for this week’s convention in Philadelphia. They have taken out a $15 million line of credit from a city agency that requires quarterly financial updates.

Independent journalist Dustin Slaughter of Philadelphia sought those reports and won a favorable ruling from Pennsylvania’s open records office. But the host committee appealed, leading to the decision Monday that keeps the list under wraps during the convention.

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3:10 p.m.

Organizers of a march against police brutality in Philadelphia are telling white protesters to move to the back of the demonstration, saying the action is “a black and brown resistance march.”

Philly REAL Justice organizer Erica Mines says the rally and march are “anti-police” and tells the crowd the officers present on bikes are not there to protect them.

Mines also told the crowd of about 500 marchers that “Hillary Clinton has blood on her hands.”

In a call and echo chant, the crowd repeats “Power to the people! No power to these pigs!”

The group is marching from near Temple University, in north Philadelphia, south on Broad Street to City Hall. There, they’ll meet up with another group decrying police brutality and economic injustice and then move down to a park near the convention site.

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2:45 p.m.

Green Party supporters rallying in Philadelphia say money has been pouring in to their cause since Bernie Sanders endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is laying out her platform Tuesday to “Bernie or Bust” demonstrators. Stein, a physician, is calling for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, a $15 minimum wage and defense cuts.

Former Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins of New York has been gathering signatures for Stein. He calls her “Plan B” for Sanders supporters who don’t like Clinton or GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Hawkins, of Syracuse, believes Stein can do well enough in November to boost the party’s ballot access and public funding. And he says that could make the Green Party a solid alternative in some one-sided congressional districts.

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2:20 p.m.

Bryan Cranston says it doesn’t make sense that the public takes his opinions more seriously just because he’s an actor, yet he sees it as his responsibility to share his thoughts on social issues.

The “Breaking Bad” star made the comments during a civil rights panel discussion in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the second day of the Democratic convention. He says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton.

The discussion highlighted the efforts of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party during the 1964 Democratic convention. They opposed the all-white delegation.

Three civil rights activists who played a part in those events joined Cranston on the panel. He plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO film “All the Way.” The film travels the rocky road that led to passage of the Civil Rights Act.

He says he feels like a “cubic zirconia on a stage with diamonds.”

The panel was sponsored by Airbnb, the home-sharing site that’s been battling accusations of racism. Some travelers say they’ve been rejected by Airbnb hosts because they are black.

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1:15 p.m.

Few, if any, of the Bernie Sanders supporters rallying near City Hall in Philadelphia appear to be following the Vermont senator’s plea to fall in line for Hillary Clinton.

Leadoff speaker Debbie Lusignan (LOOS’-igh-nan) is a progressive video blogger. She calls the primary process “a coup” and says Clinton “lied her way from Iowa to California.”

Some of the hundreds of people enduring the Tuesday afternoon sun on another steamy day in Philadelphia are chanting “Bernie or bust.”

Others say they’ll vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. A passer-by at the rally complained that a Stein vote amounts to a vote for Trump.

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11:05 a.m.

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords is attending a rally for “common sense” gun legislation in Philadelphia as the Democratic National Convention enters its second day.

Giffords’ political action committee Americans for Responsible Solutions co-sponsored the Tuesday event in a park near The Franklin Institute. Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is among the politicians attending the rally.

Mothers who lost children to gun violence are speaking, and Giffords and Lewis will also address the crowd. Giffords was gravely wounded by a gunman during a public event in Tucson in 2011.

Bernie Sanders supporters are to gather around noon for a rally near City Hall. A march protesting police violence against blacks is set for the afternoon.

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12:40 a.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton as the Democratic convention heats up in Philadelphia, but ardent followers seem intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive.

Hundreds of supporters marched for hours in punishing heat Monday to state their case while dozens risked arrest by climbing police barricades outside the convention site. Police instead only cited them for disorderly conduct.

Another series of protests and rallies was planned for Tuesday.

Sanders’ supporters have expressed disgust with party leaders after leaked emails suggested the party brass favored Clinton over the Vermont senator during the hard-fought primary race.

But on the convention floor Monday night, Sanders said Clinton “must become the next president of the United States,” based on her ideas and her leadership.

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