Despite Bernie Sanders’ recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton last week, his supporters are insisting on making a stink during her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Former Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. Walter H. Tsou and Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor people’s Economic Human Rights Campaign along with other progressives and socialist advocates, has organized a “fart-in” during Clinton’s speech next week. The groups' plan is to feed as many beans as possible to pro-Sanders DNC attendees, and send them into the Philadelphia convention hall, where they will pass gas and demonstrate to the Democratic frontrunner just how much she “stinks.”
Tsou told The Daily Wire he is not a delegate and will not be inside the convention. He added he does not have an exact estimate of the number of participants that will join the “fart-in,” but anyone can join in expressing their feelings by passing gas during Hillary's speech.
“People who are interested across the country can eat beans 6 hours before the speech and express their feelings on what they feel stinks about this political process,” he said.
Honkala announced the heavy containers of dry beans and canned beans have already arrived by mail, including navy, pinto, lima and baked beans. She hopes the beans will be consumed along with hot dogs to produce the smelliest results. The Sanders delegates, journalists, and other attendees will be ingesting the beans at two separate “feeding locations” in Philadelphia before entering into Clinton’s speech.
"For us, this whole thing is a farce, it's a charade. They're creating the illusion of democracy in a very important historical location, Philadelphia, and we're really saddened by that,” Honkala said.
She added Sanders supporters are “not happy” about the major party candidates because they “do not represent the American people. It’s like they’re reality-show characters, two villains who can’t be trusted.”
Honkala, who was Jill Stein’s vice president pick for the Green Party in 2012, said the organizers of the “fart-in” will set up an area called “Clintonville” in Kensington, an area with a lot of homeless people, where people can load up on the gas-inducing food before Clinton’s speech. Tsou said the amount of time it will take for each person’s body to react to the beans will vary from person to person.
"My guess is that, everyone's a little different, but within six hours or something, you'll probably feel something,” he said.
“I personally find that the media gave all its attention to Trump and Hillary and we get to choose between the candidate we dislike less,” Tsou wrote in an email to The Daily Wire. “I personally think our health care financing system is a disaster and we need a Medicare for All, single payer system, but it received almost no serious discussion.”
He added most of the feedback he’d received was positive. “Most people are amused about the fart-in,” he said.
Honkala said she has not released the names of the delegates who will be joining in stinking up the convention hall where Hillary will be speaking because they fear losing their seats.
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