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Protests continue inside media tent at DNC

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This is the second day of protests inside the media tent at the Democratic National Convention, and this time there were big name celebrities involved.

Actresses Susan Sarandon and Rosario Dawson, along with actor Danny Glover, are upset that Nina Turner wasn't allowed to speak. Members of the Ohio delegation also protested.  

"People are saying she got her credential pulled," said Nicholas Froehlich, an Ohio delegate. "Lots of people are saying she did not. There is a lot of other stuff going around, it's hard to make she's of all this."

The celebrities joined protesters who wore stickers saying "I'm with Nina." 

Glover had police all around him. Police said he couldn't talk because he wasn't feeling well and was overheated.

Actress Shaleine Woodley stood on a chair with protesters to get their message across. Some Kentucky delegates say this has been a tense week.

"On the floor, there has been a lot of contention a lot of energy put behind opposition of Trans Pacific Partnership," said Evan Westphal, a Kentucky delegate. "I think we may see more of that tonight, specifically because we are afraid it will come up in the lame duck session. It is a very interesting place to be right now." 

"There were other protests Wednesday around Philadelphia at FDR Park and outside City Hall. 

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