More than 13,000 supporters turned out for a Bernie Sanders rally at Boston Common on Saturday afternoon.
The rally, which started at noon, was the second held by Sanders in Massachusetts over the weekend after a Friday night rally in Springfield drew nearly 5,000 supporters.
Speakers included State Representative Mike Connolly and Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash.
“I remember turning on my TV in 2015 and seeing Bernie on the debate stage and talking about the climate crisis the way my generation sees it. In that moment, thousands and millions of young people like me woke up and realized that there is power on the table,” Prakash said.
“Tonight they’re going to turn on the TV, and they’re going to find out that 10,000 people turned out to the Boston Common and they’re going to become even more nervous,” Sanders told the crowd, referring to the nervousness of some in the Democratic establishment.
“We can win here in Massachusetts, we can win the Democratic nomination,” Sanders told the crowds. “We can beat Donald Trump, and we can transform this country.”
Sanders currently leads home state senator Elizabeth Warren in the Bay State, with a poll released Friday giving Sanders an eight point lead.
Massachusetts is one of fourteen states slated to vote on Super Tuesday on March 3.