> CLICK HERE: BY FAR ... the best evidence of how many really were there. (Please scroll all the way down once you link to the website).
It compares aerial photos from 9-12 with a crowd estimate diagram from the National Park Service and President Obama's Inauguration.
> Indiana University analysis of crowd numbers
> Time lapse of march.
> CSPAN coverage of the event
Many Chicagoans journeyed to our nation's capitol. Here is one account:
"Actually the importance of what I am about to report has little to do with the two million plus of concerned Americans that I stood shoulder to shoulder with. It has much more to do with the total disregard President Obama (and the press) has for our liberty and more importanty ... the truth.
Our group arrived 4 hours early to the denoted starting point of the 912 Rally. A policemen told the people on the stage at 10AM that we had reached CRIDICAL MASS and that we must start NOW. So two hours ahead of schedule we began.
Being near the head of the crowd, we were walking within 5 minutes. The mile walk probably took 20 minutes or so. Once we could clearly see the Capitol, I noticed that a large crowd (35,000 or so) decided to forgo the marching and had already surrounded the stage. We settled in about 3 blocks from the stage. At 3:30 the two school teachers with my group decided it would be a good idea to take the blind gentleman back to the tram and take him back to our hotel. They called me at 3:45 or so and told me, PEOPLE WERE STILL MARCHING IN AND IN FACT - THEY HAD NEVER STOPPED SINCE WE STARTED. That's 5 1/2 hours of people coming in!!
Here is what I found out later.
A public service webcam called Capital Cam a cam fanning the Capital grounds was shut down (so no crowd shot from that camera available).
2. The tram service just happened to cut it's stops in half for that weekend FOR REPAIRS
3. At 2:30 there was an uproar from the crowd. We asked what happened we were told that the Beltway ( express way surrounding DC) had been brought to a stand-still. To my despair I later learned "someone" told the state troopers to block the entrance to the city and deny any more traffic. I later learned that an estimated 250,000 folks on busses & cars sat in rest areas and dead stopped on the express ways.
A policeman I asked told me that this crowd was much larger than inauguration (which was estimated at 1.8 million) TTHE LARGEST CROWD EVERY TO GATHER AT THE CAPITAL.
Was my point to all of this? Why did none of you see a word mentioned of this on the main stream media?"