Democratic National Convention night one: Sanders supporters begin with boos, end with tears after Bernie's speech

07:16 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
Democratic National Convention night one: Sanders supporters begin with boos, end with tears after Bernie's speech
Philadelphia (Web Desk): Senator Bernie Sanders supporters experienced a roller-coaster of emotions during last night's Democratic National Convention (DNC) after their candidate endorsed Hillary Clinton in his prime-time speech.

Hillary was also endorsed by the First lady of United States Michelle Obama through a very personal speech and another notable speech by senator Cory Booker.

Pro-Sanders supporters took to the streets and even protested inside the convention hall, interrupting the opening prayer of the convention, to express their anger at the leaked DNC emails fiasco. The leaked emails showed that Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had secretly favored Clinton in the bitter primary season, in gross violation of the supposed neutrality of her position. Schultz resigned from her position on Sunday.

Despite the powerful endorsements for Clinton, questions about the unity of the Democrats still remain ahead of Clinton’s anticipated speech on Thursday.

Another highlight of the convention was when the comedian Sarah Silverman broke the ice between pro-Sanders supporters and the much larger Hillary camp by telling the ‘Bernie or Bust’ crowd that they were being ridiculous.

Republican candidate Donald Trump, on the other hand, took a shot at Democrats when he tweeted “Wow, the Republican Convention went so smoothly compared to the Dems total mess.’’

The writer is a member of the staff


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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