New York Times underestimates march numbers

The NYT’s report on the London anti-war march radically underestimates the numbers: It claims an “early police estimate” of 300,000, when in fact it’s 750,000. The organisers claim 2 million – but either way, it’s a bloody huge demonstration that, in the UK, we’re against this war. This is, after all, the largest demonstration ever seen in the UK.
I’m not going to speculate on why the NYT underestimated things. After all, they can surely read the BBC just as well as I can.

  • djt

    Today’s NYT (a day after the march in London) estimates 500,000-750,000 where the actual estimate from the UK press is somewhere between 750,000 and 2,000,000. So yes, they are not reporting it correctly. Interestingly, the largest demonstration in Europe was in Rome, where the estimate is 2,000,000, but that seems not to have been reported at all.