As I was driving home from my activities Saturday, I was listening to XM radio. They were discussing the 9/12 protests and said that tens of thousands of protestors were present.
After I was home a while, I found time to sit down and read the news, I was surprised to read a headline claiming “up to two million march to US capitol to protest Obama’s spending…”
That’s quite a disparity. So what’s the truth?
Michelle Malkin has a screenshot she took from a webcam that shows the masses standing deep:
Moonbattery has time lapse video of the crowds gathering.
And from Gateway Pundit (where I first saw it) comes a USA Today graphic outlining how many people attended Obama’s inauguration:
So how many were there?
I’m going with a kabillion. Seriously, though, it looks like an awful lot more than “tens of thousands.” One to two million doesn’t seem out of line.
The national park service says "It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever."