L.A. March

Good to see the numbers game is alive and well. I mean of course, estimating the number of marchers at a protest rally.
The BBC are saying 5,000-20,000, while CNN are saying 2,000. Associated Press (via ABC) has the police putting numbers at 3,000 with organisers saying 20,000, and finally the LA Times has police saying 5,000-7,000 with organisers saying 15,000.
It’s not really important exactly how many people went on a march, but there is a political resonance to crowd numbers. You’d expect 2,000 people on a march for a small issue, so if you quote that as the crowd number, people think this is a small issue.
London has a demo on February 15. If it’s organised properly, there’ll be a lot of people on it.