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20,000 Currently Estimated at March on Washington, 100,000 Were Expected
www.breitbart.com ^ | 08-28-2013 | Staff

Posted on 08/29/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT by Red Badger

While over 100,000 people were expected to show up at today’s ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, late estimates put the crowd numbers at 20,000. Mike Levine of ABC News reported at 2:10 p.m. ET that unofficial crowd estimates from law enforcement sources put the number at “over 20,000.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aar; anniversary; mlk; rally; sourcetitlenoturl
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To: CrappieLuck

Maybe if they had announced they were going to burn George Zimmerman in effigy the crowd would have swelled to 25,000.


51 posted on 08/29/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Slyfox

Well, now that he’s dead I’m sure he’s been voting Democrat for many years now.


52 posted on 08/29/2013 8:51:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: nascarnation

Almost has to be unions as social media helped kill the rent a mobs. It seems that the left used to get good responses to calls for rent a mobs to be bussed all over about a decade ago. Minimum wage in cash or at least a free lunch used to be the Dem organizer’s carrot and stick. But it turned out, many times the left’s promises ended up like all of the others. They would stiff the sheep on the money and welch on the free lunch. The morons started comparing notes and at least figured out that joining a rent a mob was a sucker bet.


53 posted on 08/29/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

54 posted on 08/29/2013 8:52:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Slyfox

Little did he know that when he died his movement would morph into a thug-infested entitlement grab.


55 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: GizzyGirl

I was at Beck’s rally; it was huge with the crowd backing all the way up to the Washington Monument. A brutally hot day in DC but the crowd stayed for the entire event and left the area as clean as they found it.


56 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Red Badger

Even though the crowd was smaller than expected, I have a feeling they still trashed the place and left it a mess.


57 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Know of any photos?


58 posted on 08/29/2013 9:00:05 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: DoughtyOne

Agree. Its all about numbers. I think the turn out would be at least one million, but should be a lot more given the sad state and direction of the country.


59 posted on 08/29/2013 9:00:25 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Uncle Miltie
Re: 12
What does this picture of yesterday's small gathering tell you?

They be hatin' Abraham Lincoln? (I presume that is the Lincoln Monument that they are shaking their fists at)

They don't like white buildings?

They are closet Confederates? (I'm also still kind of cheesed off at Abe)

A John Wilkes Booth family reunion?

60 posted on 08/29/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Wow...in that shot it looks like a few hundred at the most.

During an average Rolling Thunder Rally, you can’t see the grass all the way to the Washington monument.


61 posted on 08/29/2013 9:01:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I wonder what that purple, green, and white flag on the right represents?


62 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: ScottinVA
Little did he know that when he died his movement would morph into a thug-infested entitlement grab...

with a man voted in as president who claims his mantle. MLK would reject everything about the content of his really bad character.

63 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Slyfox

Even Juan Williams found it offensive that no Republicans were invited to participate. Not even Clarence Thomas or Tim Scott.


64 posted on 08/29/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

Yep


65 posted on 08/29/2013 9:22:49 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Starboard

I was there too. It took us two hours just to get onto the Metro train 15 miles from DC. Then walked about a mile to stand in the shadow of the Washington Monument and marvel at the crowd. We got there just as Beck was taking the stage. Massive crowd.


66 posted on 08/29/2013 9:35:43 AM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-NOT IN MY TROOP)
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To: Red Badger
Wow, let's see.... using MSM liberal protester math.....

Two people standing on a streetcorner, yelling at cars = "Dozens"

Ten or a dozen people walking up and down a street = "Hundreds"

Couple of busloads of people, standing on the steps of a gov't building = "Thousands" or "10's of thousands"

So....20,000 estimated = handful of busloads of union goons trucked in, so that BO doesn't look like a fool addressing an empty arena.

Not that he'd skip the opportunity to hear the sound of his own voice.

67 posted on 08/29/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Uncle Miltie
I wish they were Trayvon....he's deceased, and those two aren't.

(although they sure are doing a reasonable job of looking like it..)

68 posted on 08/29/2013 9:46:57 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: wintertime
I doubt we'll see any photos because the media doesn't like comparing the way the mall looked after the Tea Party rally...

... and the way it looked after the Obama inauguration


69 posted on 08/29/2013 9:54:32 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 11th_VA
the waiter’s in DC

Death to all misplaced apostrophes!!

70 posted on 08/29/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
What does this picture of yesterday's small gathering tell you?

The same as this picture:



Both rage over the use of tax dollars and anger over the PROG BS production.
71 posted on 08/29/2013 10:54:10 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Th at one gives a damn about the USA. Just count the American flags that (aren’t) there.


72 posted on 08/29/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by libstripper (Mine's)
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To: Uncle Miltie
HEY, a flag, just not a real American flag. i'm still waiting to see a picture with just one American flag.
73 posted on 08/29/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT by libstripper (Mine's)
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To: Venturer

* That means about 10,000. *

ABC news?
Make that 4500


74 posted on 08/29/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Venturer
* That means about 10,000. *

If it was MSNBC I'd say about 200 people if they reported 20,000.

The inverse if it was TEA Partiers.

75 posted on 08/29/2013 1:28:05 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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76 posted on 08/29/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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