I had a nice time at today's march and rally. The brilliant early fall weather lent a festive air to what might have been a far more sombre and serious assembly. I imagine that because it has been a long time since Portland has had a mass march like this, people were only too glad to be in the company of like-minded individuals not rushing headlong to support our government's arrogant endeavours.
I'm not so terrific at estimating crowd numbers, but I've been in enough to hazard decent guesses. It seemed to me that there were a few thousand easy at this march. It wouldn't floor me if the actual number was higher. In any case, I happened to catch KOIN's 'report' on the day's event. The reporter looked charmingly into the camera as she said that "nearly three hundred" people marched downtown today. Three hundred? What the hell? I mean, who gives them these numbers? Why are even our local media outlets so misleading?
I suppose I know the answers to those questions, but it really pissed me off nonetheless.
Not that it matters, but does anyone know the actual crowd estimates?