For some hard-core Washington supporters of Bernie Sanders, the weeklong pleas for unity at the Democratic National Convention — from everyone from pop star Katy Perry to President Obama to Sanders himself — did nothing to shift their loyalty to nominee Hillary Clinton.

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PHILADELPHIA — They began the week booing mentions of Hillary Clinton and ended it frowning in silent protest, sporting glow-in-the-dark yellow shirts and taped-over mouths as Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president.

For some hard-core Washington supporters of Bernie Sanders, the weeklong pleas for unity by the glitzy array of high-profile endorsers — from pop star Katy Perry to President Obama to Sanders himself — did nothing to change their minds.

In displays some longtime Democrats labeled rude and petulant, a vocal minority of anti-Clinton demonstrators acted up throughout the week, distracting from the carefully staged made-for-TV rally meant to boost Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine as they begin a 100-day sprint to the Nov. 8 election.

Republicans faced their own dissension at their convention the previous week in Cleveland, with some Washington delegates among those unable to support GOP nominee Donald Trump. But their displays of displeasure were dwarfed by the raucous protests inside and outside the Philly gathering.

Clinton’s ability to win over Sanders backers, while also appealing to independents and Republicans alarmed by GOP nominee Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, may decide who wins the White House. Trickle-down enthusiasm for Clinton or Trump also will filter through down-ballot races in Washington, from governor to the Legislature.

State Democratic Party chair Jaxon Ravens and party elected leaders who traveled to Philadelphia said that despite the week’s discontent, talk of party disunity is overblown. They’re confident most Sanders supporters will come around and help elect Clinton as the first woman to be president of the United States.

“Their passion is going to be carried through the election, and I embrace it,” said U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, who cited Sanders’ influence on a party platform that includes support for progressive policies such as a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage. “If they want to see those passions and issues signed into law, they need somebody in the White House that is actually going to sign the legislation.”

But some Sanders supporters scoffed at calls for unity, expressing resentment at being asked to play the role of cheering extras in a political TV production for a candidate and party establishment they do not trust.

Nick Vaidyanathan, a Sanders delegate from Seattle, joined in loud chants of “No More War” when former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke Wednesday night. The disruption led image-obsessed convention managers to shut off lights over the protesters.

The next day, at a delegation breakfast, Vaidyanathan shook his head as Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern said in a speech that Clinton and the Democratic Party needed Sanders delegates’ support.

Vaidyanathan said he found such appeals incredible after the party had “spit in our faces” in the days before the convention. He pointed to the hacked emails showing pro-Clinton bias by Democratic National Committee staffers, and the selection of Kaine as the vice presidential nominee instead of someone more progressive.

“We need leaders who are not weak-tea liberals,” he said.

Some longtime Democratic Party stalwarts and Clinton backers were irritated by the protests, arguing that Sanders backers lack perspective.

Pamela Eakes, a Clinton fundraiser and delegate from Seattle, said it saddened her to see demonstrators interrupt the Monday speech of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a senior black congressman from Maryland.

“They just don’t know the history of some of the people that have gone before,” Eakes said, recalling her decades of work for women’s rights. “We’ve all marched for something … the new revolution forgets all the work that we’ve done for them.”

Not all Sanders delegates participated in convention interruptions. Jessa Lewis, from Seattle, said she refrained from booing and heckling. “I can register my disapproval without being disrespectful,” she said.

But Lewis remained unconvinced by Clinton as the convention came to a close. “I started off the week trying to give the party a fair shake,” she said. But she resented the pressure for everyone to “fall in line.”

Lewis also cited problems such as a lack of adequate space for disabled people, leaving some delegates in wheelchairs stuck in arena areas with poor views.

Clinton appealed directly to Sanders supporters early during her acceptance speech, telling them: “I want you to know, I’ve heard you.”

She went on to pledge support for a raft of progressive policy positions, including tuition-free college and higher taxes on Wall Street.

State Rep. Noel Frame, D-Seattle, was a Sanders delegate but has no problem voting for Clinton. Sanders made Clinton a better candidate, Frame said. “I think her economic message has gotten way stronger. Bernie supporters should be really proud of that.”

Trump also has reached out to Sanders supporters in speeches, calling attention to his similar opposition to free-trade deals and criticism of a “rigged” political system.

But polls indicate most Sanders backers are likely to resist. A Pew Research survey found 90 percent of ardent Sanders supporters would support Clinton, even before Sanders endorsed her.

Still, some were jarred by appeals to moderates and Republican voters at the Democratic convention.

State Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, a Sanders delegate, wrote in a Facebook post Thursday he was watching “the most significant shift to the right of our Democratic Party since the 1990s.”

“I just witnessed the Convention cheer [Ronald] Reagan at the beckoning of an address of two separate Republicans. I need to process all this,” he wrote.

Outside the arena, protesters all week harangued delegates, arguing they were making a mistake by nominating Clinton, saying her unpopularity would only get Trump elected. “A vote for Hillary is a vote for Trump!” some shouted.

Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke at rallies throughout the week, urging Sanders supporters to back Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

David Rolf, of the politically potent home-health-care workers union SEIU 775, who also was in Philadelphia, said that would be a mistake given the threat of a Trump presidency.

Rolf pointed to 1930s Germany, where infighting on the left weakened the mainstream and left a vacuum for the Nazis. “The purists on the German left helped usher in an era of German fascism, and the purists on the American left should not help usher in an era of American fascism,” he said.

Some Clinton skeptics say they may indeed come around by November. Lewis, the Seattle delegate, predicted that whatever they decide, Sanders supporters will influence the party for years.

“We’re not going anywhere. We are going to run for office, and we’re going to hold people accountable,” she said.