Saturday, August 7, 2010

The "Protest" numbers game

The Protest numbers are up for dispute. As they always are.

"It was a resounding success with nearly 200 people showing up for the protest" says protest organiser Cllr Steve van de Kerkhove.

Yet there is discrepancy with the Danny Noonan, Facebook protest, and his "150 turnout, well done to everyone involved, thank you"

Even the Town and Crier said the numbers were "dozens".

Cllr Barry Chapman (Conservative) gave the figure as "50".

The picture in the News and Crier shows about 100 adults and children.

In the end whether this is either nearly 200 or 50, both numbers were small beer. To make this count the protest needed a minimum of 3,000 people to turn up. They didn't.

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