The news reports I read described it as "hundreds"
And the picture could be hundreds - maybe a few thousand, but "thousands upon thousands"??....no.
Could it be thousands? Sure but in a nation of millions, that comes out to pretty poor odds. I've no doubt there are tens of thousands of socialists in Serbia that would like to have Slobo back in power. You probably could find even more in Russia who want Stalin back. That doesn't really prove anything. The fact that millions aren't out there says something to me, though.
Of course, you have millions of people in this country who would rather have John Kerry in the White House. I find that to be a much more immediate problem for me to deal with!
How bout 80k plus!
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Serbs rallied to pay last respects to Slobodan Milosevic on Saturday, hailing as a hero the man who presided over years of bloodshed and was ousted by his own people.
Supporters of the former president, who died in his cell at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague last Saturday, waved banners and red, blue and white Serbian flags as they demonstrated outside the federal parliament in Belgrade.
"When we wipe away the tears of rage and sorrow, we will be proud to have had him," Milorad Vucelic, a senior official from Milosevic's Socialist party, told the crowd estimated by police at around 80,000.
"Slobodan Milosevic is a winner, now and forever. He lives in the hearts and memories of Serbia and its people," he said.
The mourners, mostly middle-aged or older, held a minute's silence and then broke into cries of "Slobo, Slobo!" and "This is Serbia!"
After the rally, a hearse took Milosevic's coffin draped in a Serbian flag on its final journey to the town of Pozarevac for burial in the grounds of the family's home.
Thousands of people, many holding red roses, gathered in the drab provincial town some 80 km (50 miles) east of Belgrade to follow the hearse and hear more speeches before the burial.