Bernie Sanders Draws 27,000 Supporters at LA Rally Calling for ‘Grassroots Revolution’

“We have a message for the billionaire class, and that message is you can’t have it all,” Vermont senator rails

Last Updated: August 11, 2015 @ 7:20 AM

Bernie Sanders drew 27,000 people at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Monday during a rousing rally touching on familiar themes of income inequality and reigning in the billionaire class while calling for a “grassroots revolution.”

“We have a message for the billionaire class, and that message is you can’t have it all,” the Vermont Senator railed. “This is an economy which is rigged, designed to benefit the people at the top.”

A campaign spokesperson said the arena only held  17,500, while the remaining 10,000 waited outside to get audio of the speech.

Sanders was introduced by Sarah Silverman, who praised his moral compass.

“His moral compass and sense of values inspires me,” she said. “He always seems to be on the right side of history. It takes a very brave and very empathetic and very visionary person to do that.”

“Where other candidates are getting gigantic sums of money from billionaires, in exchange for compromising things, Bernie is not for sale,” she continued.

Although Sanders has drawn the biggest crowds among Democratic and Republican candidates, he hasn’t drawn much media attention as Donald Trump continues to dominate the fourth estate.

As TheWrap previously reported, Sander’s rebellious message against corporations might not sit well with media conglomerates who fall into many of the economic grey areas Sanders is known for attacking.