[thechat] Protest counts from around the world

ShugMiller hugh.miller23 at ntlworld.com
Sun Feb 16 15:54:00 CST 2003

Yeah, the view on St Vincent Street really was something else. A really
excellent day... here's to hope...


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Sent: 16 February 2003 14:31
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On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, ShugMiller wrote:

> I was at the Glasgow Rally and there is no way the low count -
> reported on http://news.bbc.co.uk/ as 25,000 was accurate - I nipped
> for a pint at one point, emerged from the bar a half later and simply
> rejoined the march.

Again, possibly 25k left Glasgow Green, but a *lot* of people joined at
George Square, which is the traditional starting point of marches, and
right by the station, and a lot more people walking down to Glasgow
would have just joined when they saw friends. We did.

I'm sure you saw the same, Shug, but at the top of the hill on St
Street by Blythswood Square, the march stretched as far as I could see
either direction. That's about 18 blocks for those used to that kind of

And we'd been at the SECC for maybe 90 minutes exchanging SMS with
who were still marching.


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