Small Protest Agst Big Govt

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The initial reports suggest that today’s Tea Bagging march on Washington is a pretty small affair. The Post refers to “tens of thousands” of protestors and says about 30,000 registered online for the march.

In a pretty transparent attempt to set expectations ridiculously high, a House leadership aide had sent out a memo to colleagues estimating up to two million people. Still 30,000 people seems a pretty small.

Let me know if you find articles with estimates today of how many people showed up and/or predictions from the organizers about how many they expected.

Also see our slideshow of the ramp up activities for this weekend’s rally.

Late Crowd Size Update: And it begins. The DC Fire Department has issued an unofficial estimate of 60,000 to 70,000 people in attendance, which is smallish by big DC protest/event standards but definitely respectable. Meanwhile, organizers and various participants are claiming one or two million have shown up but that the numbers are being suppressed by pro-Obama media, etc.

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