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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 October 2017

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

Socialist Students members protesting against warmonger and failed US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's visit to Swansea, 14.10.17, photo by Swansea Socialist Students

Socialist Students members protesting against warmonger and failed US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's visit to Swansea, 14.10.17, photo by Swansea Socialist Students   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Students from across south Wales gathered in Swansea to protest the visit of former American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton was honoured at the Swansea University Bay Campus but also went away with boos and shouts of "Bernie would have won!" ringing in her ears. The latter a reference to the left candidate Bernie Sanders, blocked from taking on Trump by the Democrat establishment. The protest grew in numbers and was picked up by press in the United States. See more on Facebook, search 'Swansea Socialist Students'.

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