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Bernie Sanders Supporters Protest CNN Election Coverage

"@CNN refuses to report protest in front of their own building. So the ppl will report it #OccupyCNN." Photo via Twitter/@70torinoman.
“@CNN refuses to report protest in front of their own building. So the ppl will report it #OccupyCNN.” Photo via Twitter/@70torinoman.

Hundreds of people lined both sides of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Sunday to protest CNN’s political coverage outside the network’s Los Angeles bureau.

Campaign supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said they were unhappy that corporate news media were covering Donald Trump’s campaign extensively, but ignoring issues that Sanders is raising.

The protest was live-streamed to the Internet.

“I used to be a CNN junkie, I used to watch it 24/7,” said one protester on the feed. “Now, CNN spends 90 percent of the time covering Trump, and there are so many issues other than Trump arguing or bickering with people.”

No arrests were made at the event, and march organizers said on the video feed that they were working with police to ensure all laws would be followed.

Sgt. Chuck Slater of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station estimated the crowd at about 500 people.

CNN did not respond to a request for comment.

While the Sanders protesters were gathered on Sunset Boulevard, former President Bill Clinton was speaking at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College downtown to rally supporters of his wife’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

California’s presidential primary will be held June 7.

Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are two of the seven candidates who will appear on the Democratic ballot, along with Roque De La Fuente, Henry Hewes, Keith Judd, Michael Steinberg and Willie Wilson.

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