Tea Party - Washington,DC
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Stephen Grande, Barbara Cepinko & Ron Carpenter

Several accepted methods have been used to try to estimate the number of people in attendance. These have resulted in a low estimate of 850,000 and a high estimate of 2.5 million. One method used was counting the average number of people passing a specific point per minute for the 3 hours it took everyone to pass. Another method used was multiplying the average number of people per square area times the amount of area occupied as seen in photographs of the gathering. There probably were more than 1.2 million people at the gathering which makes it the largest Washington, DC protest in American history. The prior record of the largest number of people to gather in Washington, DC was 1.2 millioin at President Johnson's inauguration in 1965. Media reports of "several thousand" or 75,000 people in attendance are gravely inaccurate and underestimate the count according to every acceptable method of crowd estimation.

Friday, September 11, 2009, Getting Ready The Evening Before:

Relaxing at the Embassy Suites Managers Reception:

Riding the Washington Metro To The Rally, Saturday, September 12, 2009:

Out of the subway, walking to the march:

Joining the march to the capital, Saturday, September 12, 2009:

Tea Party Rally on the lawn of the Capitol:

Heading out after the rally:

Relaxin at an Irish Pub after the rally:

Relaxing at the Embassy Suites Managers Reception after the rally:<

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More Photos From Others: Set #1 / Set #2