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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:26 PM

When Was the Last Time we Saw a Crowd Like This? 30,000 for Trayvon.

This is a serious question. I don't know when a protest drew a crowd like this without months of advance planning.

Hell, we have trouble getting people to organize enough to March on D.C. for just about anything.

I'm reminded of some of the Obama Crowds we saw in 2008.

It's like the universe just tilted on its axis. I want a picture of that crowd.

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Reply When Was the Last Time we Saw a Crowd Like This? 30,000 for Trayvon. (Original post)
K Gardner Mar 2012 OP
postulater Mar 2012 #1
indivisibleman Mar 2012 #6
uponit7771 Mar 2012 #2
niyad Mar 2012 #3
K Gardner Mar 2012 #4
lukkadairish Mar 2012 #5
niyad Mar 2012 #8
gateley Mar 2012 #7
DianaForRussFeingold Mar 2012 #9
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #10
DianaForRussFeingold Mar 2012 #11
RayTy Mar 2012 #12

Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:28 PM

1. Madison.

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Response to postulater (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:45 PM

6. exactly!

In an instant my family and relatives were at the capitol protesting. We did not respond to any appeal for protestors or advertising. Anyone who says this is ill informed. We ran into relatives there that we hadn't spoken to in months and there we were side by side chanting, "this is what democracy looks like!"
40 thousand, 50 thousand and it kept on growing from there.
Like Madison, this murder in Florida strikes a cord of the same depth if not deeper when the tyrant Walker came to town.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:28 PM

2. Not without a lot of advertisment, people are motivated to chane that dumb ass'd Stand Grand law

...who in the hell approved that crap.

Pretty much someone can kill another person and just say it was self defense no matter what the evidence and they become that much harder to prosecute.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. interestingly, al jazeera showed the rally, and had reporters on site

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:34 PM

4. I can't find coverage of the rally without anchors talking over it.

I don't want to see AC, or even ED right now.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:39 PM

5. Al Jazeera English

Is usually a really good, objective site for world news. Ranks right up there with BBC

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Response to lukkadairish (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:52 PM

8. exactly. I do not bother with what passes for "news" from the US--and haven't for many years.

I also like DW, and various international news segments.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:48 PM

7. No mention of it on the msnbc.com website's front page. At least CNN had a video

link to his dad speaking. But jeez -- it was Al Sharpton who organized the thing! Maybe they had it earlier, but didn't see any thing just now.

Same thing that happens on any rally -- thousands of people coming together to make a statement aren't important, apparently.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:10 PM

9. K&R*Think Progress on FB has picture & Video

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:12 PM

10. When was the last time you saw 10,000 conservatives gather on any issue

that wasn't completely stage managed with 6 weeks of massive publicity by a astroturf PR firm?

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:19 PM

11. The Ed Show Covered It Live!

That show replays at 11:00 PM EST.There's a great shot of the 'massive' crowd from above...! Thanks ED!

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:42 AM

12. what seems sad is

how i hardly see any other races but blacks. hopefully im wrong but if thats not the case were in sh**!!

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