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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-03 07:26 PM
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15. Yeah..
I usually split the difference, but err on the side of most police estimates.

Police often underestimate the crowd and organizers usally inflate the attendence. The problem is that if the police lowball protest estimates too often they just might be held accountable, organizers of protests can say whatever the heck they want and really don't have to answer to anyone.

I think the protests in Europe this week didn't get as much play because they don't yet compare to the anti-war protests before the Iraq war. If they get to that size again, I suspect the coverage will be better. The media really has to be let by the nose to these things, especially the American media.

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