Thousands turn out for Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles

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Thousands of people flooded into the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Monday night for a chance to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (KABC)

Thousands of people flooded into the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Monday night for a chance to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

With about 27,500 people in attendance, the arena was at capacity and supporters filled into an overflow area outside.

Sanders, a self-described socialist, wants to tax the rich to pay for a national jobs program, paid family leave, sick pay, vacation pay, free public college and Medicare for all.

"We have a message to the billionaire class. That message is you can't have it all!" he said at the event.

Actress Sarah Silverman also appeared at the event to give her endorsement.

"Bernie is not for sale!" she said.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still considered the front runner, but Sanders' supporters say the huge crowds for his events shows the senator shouldn't be counted out.

On Saturday in Seattle, 15,000 attended his rally. The next day in Oregon, 28,000 showed up to see him speak.

Reporter Elex Michaelson has the full report in the video above.
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