The crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., was one-quarter the size that event organizers had boasted it was, experts say.
The peak crowd size totaled 202,796 people, according to Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., which uses aerial photos to assess crowd sizes. Organizers of the March for Our Lives event had breathlessly claimed the crowd had swelled to 850,000 people.
While 202,000 people is still a huge crowd, it’s nowhere near the 850,000 that event organizers had bragged it was on Twitter.
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) March 25, 2018
Observers noted that the anti-gun rally looked professionally staged and organized. While no one group has admitted financing the event, liberal celebrities like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey each donated $500,000 to the march.
At the rally in Washington, D.C., many student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, denounced the NRA and the Second Amendment. Excluded from the event was 16-year-old Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment survivor of the Valentine’s Day massacre.
“I saw this [march] as extremely anti-GOP,” Kashuv told Fox News. “One of the biggest causes of this march is to be anti-Republican. A lot of the things David Hogg is saying are egregious and inflammatory.”
Hogg, who recently called for a boycott of Florida until stricter gun-control laws are passed, slammed today’s “old-ass” parents as too stupid to participate in a democracy. “Our parents don’t know how to use a f*cking democracy, so we have to,” Hogg huffed.
Meanwhile, Twitter reacted with its usual mix of snark and hilarity at reports that liberals (who had mocked President Trump’s inauguration crowd size) are themselves exaggerating their numbers.
— Cpolly (@CpollyCr9da) March 26, 2018
— Adorable Deplorable ?? (@OliMauritania) March 26, 2018
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 25, 2018
March for Our Lives organizers are accused of paying people to attend. The Los Angeles Craigslist advertisement has not been independently verified by BizPac Review.
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) March 25, 2018
Here’s a Craigslist ad for the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. that allegedly paid attendees. The ad has not been independently verified by BizPac Review.
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