Adventures in Hacktivism
January 20, 2003
350,000 Number: Attendee's -- Not Civic Center Sub-Crowd

I just wanted to clarify that I'm talking about the number of people in attendence at the event -- not the number of people shown in that one snippet of video I feature. Or the number of people that could actually fit into Civic Center. (I'm sure many people just hung out a few blocks away for a while and went home -- there was no way for them to even physically enter the Civic Center area untill sometime after 3pm.)

My estimate was based on a formula for a number of people across walking past a certain point on Market Street for 3 hours straight.

I'm happy to use my video footage from the event, and to actually go back down there to a specific point on Market street so we can all do the math together. But I would, of course, have to make a movie about it, so everyone could see for themselves what I was doing -- and I'm on a deadline for a class today.

So you'll have to give me a few days.

But I did want to make sure that everyone understood that I wasn't just talking about how many people could fit into the Civic Center portion of the rally towards the second half of the day's events.

That would be like only counting the first 200 rows of Woodstock :-)

Speaking of the march -- footage of it on the way...

Posted by Lisa at January 20, 2003 09:16 AM | TrackBack
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Thanks for posting this. My wife and I were at the march and found it difficult to believe the SF police count of 55,000. We figured it must be closer to 200,000.

certainly, the "liberal" media wouldn't be twisting the numbers, would they?

Posted by: Richard on January 20, 2003 04:45 PM

Cool. I saw myself on one of the videos. Thanks.

Posted by: Reed on January 21, 2003 02:53 AM
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