Thousands Turn Out for ‘Political Revolution’ Rally in Conservative Stronghold Alabama

Thousands of supporters, hungry for “political revolution,” braved rare sub-freezing temperatures in Alabama on Monday night to rally around the man they hope might bring it.

“There must be a mistake,” Sen. Bernie Sanders joked to the diverse crowd of 7,000. “Somebody told me Alabama is a conservative state.”

The presidential hopeful marked Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium, where he delivered an impassioned speech on inequality, the challenges that working class Americans face today, and how he hoped to carry out King’s vision for this country.

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