Saturday, November 3, 2012

Photo story: Friday's Democracy March

Pictures sent to friends of JYOTI. Photo below is from the PNM

"Half of what we see is just illusion
Most of what we hear is not the truth.....":
Crazy (I think) snag that a few years ago.

How to estimate a crowd?

Well we have, for Friday's march, figures varying from 500 (totally wrong) to 40,000 (totally wrong). I was not there, and I have no TV (nicely ensconced at Asa Wright), and the papers did not help this morning.

Think of the Hasely Crawford Stadium. The uncovered seating at the east side contains 4,000 seats (+/- a couple) I have counted them several times. So, a crowd, tightly packed in a street, including on both pavements (the seating is actually wider than all N-S streets in POS), with the "length" of the marching crowd being 100 meters - that's about 2 city blocks, folks - the "crowd" would be between 4,000 and 5,000.

20,000 persons marching would be equivalent to the length of 5 football fields
40,000 persons marching would be the equivalent of 10 football fields.

So, how "long" was the marching crowd, tightly packed? Find those overhead photos and you have a fair answer

The truth shall set you free.
Peter 0'Connor

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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