Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at KeyArena for a campaign rally — one of three visits in Washington on Sunday.

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This is an account of Bernie Sanders’ visit to Key Arena on Sunday evening as it happened. This post is no longer being updated. Read the complete story from Sunday here.

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“I believe that health care is a right of all people, not a privilege,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders toward the end of the rally at KeyArena on Sunday.

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More than 10,000 people were inside, according to the Seattle Center. That doesn’t count the thousands outside.

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How big is the crowd?

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On education and Wall Street:

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Sanders talks about tax breaks and the very wealthy.

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The candidate thanks Seattle.

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“We have got to demilitarize our police departments,” said Sanders.

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Bernie Sanders is speaking now.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has arrived and is addressing the crowd gathered outside KeyArena.

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The crowd sounds ready for the rally to start.

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A pause for the National Anthem at the Bernie Sanders rally at KeyArena.

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There are some empty sections at KeyArena, even though there were people left outside who wanted to get in.

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Here comes The Wave.

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Members of the crowd follow along when asked to show how they will knock on doors to show support for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

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Tulalip tribe members take the stage for a performance at the rally.

Update, 3:40 p.m.

People watched a video feed showing the action inside KeyArena. Lines to get inside stretched through the Seattle Center.

Update, 3:25 p.m.

The KeyArena can fit more than 17,000 people for basketball games. A big screen and speakers are being set up outside the rally for overflow.

Update, 2:45 p.m.

Bernie puppet spotted. That is all.

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A line of people who hope to hear Bernie Sanders at his rally tonight weaves through the Seattle Center.

“I will probably end up voting for Hillary, but I like that he’s speaking the truth,” said Alex Darrow of Sanders as he waited with his 3-year-old daughter, Zoe. “I appreciate that in a politician.”

Fiona Nightingale, 25, said Sanders’ position on income inequality lends him credibility.

“He says a lot of stuff that needs to be said that no one else is actually saying,” Nightingale said.

Update, 1:36 p.m.

Crowds are growing at KeyArena as people wait to attend Bernie Sanders’ rally. Follow our reporters (@jessica7lee@Jim_Brunner) and photographers (@SeaTimesFotoKen@lindseywasson) who are at the scene.

Update, 12:50 p.m.

Hundreds of people lined up Sunday to attend a Bernie Sanders rally at the KeyArena.

Update, 12:30 p.m.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally 5 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena. Doors open at 2 p.m. Before that, he’ll be at a 1 p.m. rally at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver. After the Seattle event, he’ll head to the Spokane Convention Center for a 9 p.m. rally.