When Bernie Sanders was a 21-year-old University of Chicago undergrad, he was arrested for resisting arrest at a 1963 anti-segregation protest on the South Side. As we’ve reported, the Vermont senator was a civil rights activist in college, leading his campus chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in sit-ins on and off campus. He also attended the 1963 March on Washington. Now, the Chicago Tribune has unearthed a photo of the young presidential candidate being hauled away by police that same year.
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Nice timing for the Sanders camp as they confirm this @chicagotribune pic is Bernie at 21 https://t.co/Tj02nKLiy6 pic.twitter.com/3lSYCVWJ55
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) February 20, 2016