About 75 people marched in northeast Fresno on Saturday to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The march, which started at Robinson Park, went up Blackstone Avenue until it reached Herndon Avenue – about two miles in all.
“He’s for the people. He’s persistent and consistent,” said Yezdyar Kaoosji, who attended the rally as a member of Fresno for Bernie.
The revolution will go on.
Yezdyar Kaoosji, Fresno for Bernie
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Kaoosji said Sanders fought for people and equal rights going all the way back to the Civil Rights era, and he’s been doing so ever since. The revolution will go on,” Kaoosji said.
Sanders, the Vermont senator, is battling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. California’s primary election is on June 7.
People marched with pro-Sanders signs and chanted several things including “feel the Bern,” “we don’t need no super pack, Bernie Sanders has our back,” and “not for sale.”
During the march, a Fresno police officer urged organizers to be safe as they traversed Blackstone Avenue. Police stayed nearby to ensure marchers were being safe and that no one was hit by vehicles.
Dozens of cars honked their horns in support of the march and Bernie Sanders.
Before I even knew who Bernie was, those were the things that I believed in.
Simone Cranston-Rhodes, Fresno for Bernie
Simone Cranston-Rhodes said it took about three weeks to put the march together.
“His ideology matches my ideology,” Cranston-Rhodes said. “Before I even knew who Bernie was, those were the things that I believed in. He shows that there’s hope out there.”
Cranston-Rhodes said Fresno for Bernie is planning another march for May 20, but the location is not finalized.