- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Groups representing thousands of activists and protesters have requested permits to march outside the Democratic National Convention in July.

So far, the mayor’s office has granted one of nine permits requested. One had been rejected and seven others are pending.

The group that has received permission to march, Food & Water Watch, plans to have 5,000 people marching from City Hall to Independence Mall on July 24, the day before the convention begins.

The convention will bring more than 4,000 delegates to the city’s Wells Fargo Center, likely to nominated front-runner Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee.

Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont has promised not to stop fighting for the nomination, however, and some of the groups hoping for permit approval support him.

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