Then I heard the numbers claimed by the police and the march organizers.
From my standpoint, I watched twelve minutes of people marching in two lanes of traffic. They were maybe six to eight people across. That means 400 - 500 rows of people wandered by in that brief time. Wha? It could be done, but I'm not buying it, this time.
My point is just to highlight another chapter in the number games we play here in the city. When we have a rally, the claimed numbers are all over the place; when they have a march, it's the same thing.
If only one side or the other could accomplish something BIG. Why can't we have tens of thousands in the streets? Why can't we have one side or the other win a landslide election? Why can't a million --blank-- march have a two million person turnout?