Bernie Sanders fans to stage 'fart-in' protest at DNC

Protestors plan to stink up Clinton speech site
Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 13, 2016

Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning a protest that could be described as silent but non-violent.

A spokesperson for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign told U.S. News & World Report that her group is planning to stage a "fart-in" during Hillary Clinton's closing speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this month.

Cheri Honkala and other outspoken Sanders fans told the publication that despite Sanders's endorsement of Clinton earlier this week, they still plan to protest the presumptive nominee's big moment in Philly.

So how exactly would a "fart-in" work?

Honkala said her group has gathered a "stockpile" of various types of beans that will be cooked and fed to delegates, journalists and others who will be inside the Wells Fargo Center during Clinton's nomination acceptance speech at the DNC.

They hope to stink up the arena in a move will act as a symbolic gesture of the group's displeasure over Clinton's nomination.

This unique protest may serve as additional encouragement for the DNC to move its final night's activities to the open-air Lincoln Financial Field.

Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National News Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.