Celebs back Clinton while others protest at DNC

Story highlights

  • DNC speakers include Lena Dunham, America Ferrera and Demi Lovato
  • Performers include Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg

Washington (CNN)A star-studded list of speakers, performers and attendees descended upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week, where Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic nomination for president along with her newly minted running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

Here are some of the highlights and a rundown of highlights coming up:

Rosario Dawson

    While most celebrities are headed to express their support for the former secretary of state through speeches or performances, actress Rosario Dawson, who is a die-hard Bernie Sanders supporter, said she is headed to Philadelphia to protest. Dawson spoke out against the DNC on Twitter since emails were leaked by Wikileaks that show DNC staffers favoring Clinton over Sanders.
    And on Monday while addressing a rally of Sanders supporters and delegates in Philadelphia, a defiant Dawson said Clinton is "not a leader" but a "follower" and refused to back the former secretary of state, despite Sanders' plea.
    "We're just supposed to fall in line and go with what the party wants and we went, 'No, no, no, no, no.' Because it's not about Bernie," Dawson said, "and we've been saying that the whole time, but I don't think they believed it because so many other people are running because of ego."

    Susan Sarandon

    The actress is one of Clinton's fiercest critics in Hollywood and even suggested that Clinton would be "more dangerous" than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
    Sarandon slammed the DNC following the email leak, calling the actions of Democratic officials "disgusting." She is see in the GIF above shaking her head in dismay during the speeches on Monday.
    Sarandon spoke at the climate change rally with Woodley on Sunday and protested against the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday.

    Shailene Woodley

    Woodley, who campaigned for Sanders in Rhode Island in April, led a cross-country caravan with Sanders fans from Los Angeles to Philadelphia to keep the Vermont senator's "political revolution" alive.
    The caravan arrived Sunday and Woodley took park in a rally for climate change along with Sarandon and Danny Glover.

    Demi Lovato

    Lovato has worked to rally young voters behind Clinton during the primary and on Monday night she reaffirmed her support for Clinton before the DNC crowd where she performed her hit song "Confident."