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Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.
The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. ...
Originally posted by Pappie54
That is the propaganda number put out by those in support but the actual number we closer to 60 thousand. Photos prove it!
No official count was taken of the number of people attending the inaugural ceremony, although multiple sources concluded that the ceremony had the largest audience of an event ever held in Washington, D.C. Government agencies and federal officials, who coordinated security and traffic management, determined the attendance count to be 1.8 million people based on information collected by several cameras and individuals on the ground. The Washington Post reported the estimated crowd size for the inaugural ceremony, and the National Park Service said it did "not contest" the estimate.[
The Million Man March was a mass gathering held in the United States,
in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995.
Finally, within the first twenty-four hours following the March a conflict between March organizers and Park Service officials erupted over crowd size estimates. Initially, the National Park Service issued an estimate of about 400,000 attendees; a number significantly lower than March organizers had hoped for. After a heated exchange between leaders of the march and Park Services, researchers at Boston University estimated the crowd size to be 850,000 still fell short of the organizers’ estimate of over one million.
Tens of thousands of people converged on Capitol Hill on Saturday to protest against government spending
Even FOX is reporting "tens of thousands". I hadn't heard of this protest before seeing this thread... But I don't listen to Glenn Beck, so maybe that's why.
There are 29,000 hotel rooms in Washington and about 95,000 across the region, according to Destination DC. Many hotels are requiring a minimum three- to four-night stay. Other properties report setting aside their remaining rooms for VIPs and repeat customers.
We need to get some pictures of previous marches that show a much larger area to estimate it properly.