Although plenty of Bernie Sanders supporters made their voices heard inside and outside the Wells Fargo Center on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton's former presidential opponent stressed for unity, declaring Clinton "must become the next president of the United States."
First lady Michelle Obama declared America must continue its progressive streak by voting the first woman into the highest office in the land.
First lady Michelle Obama delivers her speech to the DNC. “I wake up in a house built by slaves,” she said. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A Bernie Sanders supporter protests outside Philadelphia City Hall on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces Vermont Sen. and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A DNC attendee protests by covering her mouth with tape that reads "Silenced." (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Patty Drake, 53, from Springfield, Illinois, debates three men who support Hillary Clinton while riding Philadelphia's SEPTA public transportation. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Paul Simon performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on the first day of the DNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Police stand in front of religious protesters to separate them from others at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, just outside the Wells Fargo Center, where the DNC is being held. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Singer Demi Lovato speaks about her personal experiences with mental illness before her performance in the Wells Fargo Center. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A man displays a Bernie Sanders banner on the first day of the DNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan watches Democratic National Convention speeches with other Illinois delegates. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Joy Williams, a Hillary Clinton supporter and delegate from Mississippi, stands outside Philadelphia City Hall. "Since Bernie didn't carry the primary, his supporters need to unite," Williams said. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A Hillary Clinton supporter wears a shirt that reads “Pantsuit Up.” (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Actress Eva Longoria delivers her speech in the Wells Fargo Center. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Bernie Sanders supporters outside Philadelphia City Hall on Monday at the DNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
First Lady Michelle Obama leaves the stage after finishing her speech. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
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