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Sunday, September 25, 2005

How many Charles?

Charles is happily reporting on the size of the crowds in DC. Post after post questioning the numbers. Eye-witness reports from the 'counter protest' and cherry picked photos of empty fields etc etc. So who's telling the truth? How many turned up?

Protest organizers estimated a crowd of about 200,000 rallied at the Ellipse, then marched around the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue. Police downgraded the count to about 150,000. The crowd thinned when a misty drizzle began before the afternoon concert on the Washington Monument grounds.
Charles claims there were far less than 100,000 with no evidence, the protesters claim 200,000 (well they would) and the police claim 150,000. Are the police liars Charles?

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