Hillary Clinton rallies support in Philadelphia

Written by Dave Davies/WHYY | Apr 21, 2016 4:46 AM

Protesters hold up signs as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- Hillary Clinton is bringing her campaign to Philadelphia, just days  before Tuesday's primaries in Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

Clinton's voice was a little strained after her exhilarating win in New York Tuesday, but she held up through an emotional panel discussion on police brutality and gun violence at a North Philadelphia Church.

Then at a packed rally in Fishtown, she avoided criticizing her rival Bernie Sanders, saving her thunder for Republicans, who she said are pushing extremist views that divide Americans.

"You know we're not a dictatorship. We're not an authoritarian regime. We're not a theocracy," she said. "We're a democracy, and we've to got to talk, and listen again."

Clinton is hoping for victories in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maryland next week.

She told supporters it's in their hands.

"I can't do this unless you help me, and next Tuesday is a great opportunity to start us on the path to the White House."

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