Here in New York City, the OWSers decided to march across the Brooklyn Bridge at the end of the day. What this symbolizes remains a mystery to me, but here’s an excerpt from the The Atlantic’s live-blog of the event:
So, some guy at Russia Today says they heard a police scanner report and The Atlantic calls it an “official” estimate? From the pictures I’ve seen, the 32,000 number seems incredibly high. For comparison purposes, a little over 45,000 runners finished the New York Marathon in 2010. Here’s what that many people look like when massed on a bridge:
I have no idea if an official count was attempted, — or if any effort was made to account for the thousands of tourists and Brooklynites who walk the bridge every day — but since last night’s rally looked nothing like a typical NYC marathon, I’d have to assume that the 32,000 number is off by a wide margin.
Maybe the Atlantic can give us Pravda’s estimate next.