Delegates loyal to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders voiced their displeasure at Hillary Clinton's party nomination for US presidency, after Sanders made a notion to suspend the rules and nominate Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," he said, on day two of the Democratic National Convention.

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Supporters of US Senator Bernie Sanders protest at the perimeter walls of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters

Shedding tears of frustration following the official nomination, hundreds of Sanders supporters walked out of the convention floor and staged a sit-in protest inside the media centre. Many taped up their mouths to show that their that their voices were ignored during the nomination process, a claim that was magnified following 19,000 the leaking of emails which showed Democratic National Committee (DNC) members favoured Hillary Clinton over Sanders. This exposure resulted in Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Scultz of Florida to resign as chairwoman.

Sanders endorsed Clinton on the first day of Democratic National Convention (DNC). "I am proud to stand with her" he said, while speaking at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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A supporter of US Senator Bernie Sanders clears her eyes with water after she said she was hit with pepper spray at the perimeter walls of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters
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Police attempt to lock a gate as supporters of US Senator Bernie Sanders attempt to break past the perimeter walls at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters
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A supporter of former Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders sits in the the media center during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCharles Mostoller/ Reuters
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A Bernie Sanders supporter protests in the media center after walking out of the convention in protest once Hillary Clinton was nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCharles Mostoller/ Reuters
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Pennsylvania State Troopers stand guard in the media center after supporters and delegates of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walked out in protest at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCharles Mostoller/ Reuters

Protests continued outside the convention hall, with thousands of people gathering by the gates, holding Bernie Sanders placards and banners. There was a heavy police presence and barricades to prevent them from breaking inside. At least three people managed to climb over the perimeter fences and were arrested. Some set up a candlelight vigil, sang songs and chanted "election fraud" in apparent reference to leaked emails which alleged the Democratic National Committee had tried to undermine Sanders' campaign.

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders sits in a seat in the Vermont delegation waiting to make a motion to suspend the rules and nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCarlos Barria/ Reuters
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A woman holds a sign claiming election fraud during a speech nominating Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaGary Cameron/ Reuters
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Pennsylvania State Troopers face Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates outside of the convention arena in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCarlos Barria/ Reuters
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An attendee raises her arms marked with slogans during a nominating speech for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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Bernie Sanders supporters clash with police near the site of Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBryan Woolston/ Reuters
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A supporter of US Senator Bernie Sanders shouts "election fraud" as she scales the parimeter walls before being arrested at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters
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A supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders wears a the US flag outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Dominick Reuter/ Reuters
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Bernie Sanders supporters gather at FDR Park on the second day of the Democratic National Convention to listen to the nominations results being announced in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJeff J. Mitchell/ Getty Images
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A Bernie Sanders supporter walks out in protest after Hillary Clinton is nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Charles Mostoller/ Reuters
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A supporter of US Senator Bernie Sanders is detained by police after scaling the perimeter walls at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters
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Bernie Sanders supporters gather at FDR Park on the second day of the Democratic National Convention to listen to the nominations results being announced in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJeff J. Mitchell/ Getty Images
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A supporter of US Senator Bernie Sanders shouts "election fraud" near the perimeter walls of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters
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A Bernie Sanders supporter holds a placard in protest at the perimeter walls of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAdrees Latif/ Reuters

Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on 26 July, and is the first woman to lead a major political party in US history. The Democratic National Convention runs through until 28 July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Clinton will face Republican nominee Donald Tump in the 8 November election.