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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 11:20 am

Little Green Footballs tracks crowd estimates at this weekend’s Motherpalooza in Washington. Numbers seem a little inflated. In fact, AP’s Jennifer Kerr found them so great as to be beyond her ability to calculate:

In the crowd: young activists, nuns whose anti-war activism dates to Vietnam, parents mourning their children in uniform lost in Iraq, and uncountable families motivated for the first time to protest.

Jeff Goldstein dissects another Kerr report here. If numbers are below expectations, maybe it’s because disoriented protesters have wandered away to protest things they don’t mean to protest:

The left-wing Working Assets sent protesters last Wednesday to heckle conservatives at their weekly meeting in downtown Washington at the offices of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). But they arrived too early and ended up heckling environmentalists and other workers starting their day.

The people actually heckled were employees of the League of Conservation Voters and many other organizations housed in the building along with ATR. “We did what made sense to us, given people’s work schedules,” Working Assets spokesman Andrew Boyd told this column.

They have work schedules?

Posted by Tim B. on 09/25/2005 at 06:56 AM
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