A group of protestors say they are disappointed with the way the Erie County Democratic Party leadership has treated Bernie Sanders supporters.

"It's more than just Bernie Sanders,” said Sanders supporter Clark Pease.  “It's about democracy in Erie."

On Monday, about two dozen demonstrators gathered outside of the Erie County Democratic Headquarters to protest Democratic Party Chairman Bill Cole.

Last month, the group says Cole removed Bernie Sanders campaign signs from the party headquarters.  It’s a move protest organizer Neil Woods describes as a disservice to many Democrats.

"There is no Democratic nominee at this time,” said Woods. “So I think the party as a whole should be showing support for both of these candidates until it's finished."

Cole has publicly expressed his support for Hillary Clinton and he will serve as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

"He (Cole) said he was going to remain neutral and then he allowed the Hillary Clinton campaign into the office,” said Sanders supporter Kristen Yocum.  “That upsets me not only as a Democrat, but also as a Bernie Sanders supporter."

Even though there are now some Bernie Sanders signs in the Democratic headquarters window, protestors say it's too little, too late.

Woods says Cole should now apologize or step down.

"Considering some of his actions, I believe he should step down,” said Woods.  “We should be apologized to for the actions of our party chairman, who acted basically on his own."

Erie News Now spoke with Cole on the phone.  Cole referred any questions on this matter to attorney Timothy McNair.  A phone call in to McNair has not yet been returned.