Saturday, September 12, 2009

Looking For A Headcount

We know that roughly 10,000 people signed up for today's TEA Party protest on Washington DC. But there's no official headcount yet.

Estimates range from thousands to tens of thousands but I find this post here quite compelling.
An unnamed Fox news reporter told some attendees that there were 50 people per second marching down Pennsylvania Avenue for 2 and a half hours, plus some stragglers for another 45 minutes, at about 20 people per second. This translates to about 500,000 people in the march, headed for the Capitol lawn.
Currently the DC Police website has nothing up regarding this event, here.


  1. Actually, the DC police called it "1.2 million" about an hour ago.
    My 500,000 estimate was based on the Fox news reporter's comments to my my husband, who is in DC with some friends (and my video camera). The stragglers part of my estimate came from watching the live DC street cam videos since 9:30am, when the march started.
    Additionally, this is only the people who MARCHED Pennsylvania Ave, not the ones who went directly to the Capitol without marching.

  2. I heard on the radio at about 1:30pm the National Park Service had estimated 1.5 million..have heard nothing since.

  3. Tea Party Patriots did excellant work - we need to continue their efforts in writing campaign to President obama, Your senators & House reps. Lete them know what they need to do to keep your vote. Have your voice heard. Include a Don't Count On My Vote Wrist band with yur letter (see specials at to get them free.