What Was The Attendence At The D.C. TEA Party?

There are lots of figures being thrown around. The Daily Mail estimates around two million

Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as Obamacare makes me sick as they protested the presidents health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

Demonstrators waved U.S. flags and held signs reading Go Green Recycle Congress and Im Not Your ATM. Men wore colonial costumes as they listened to speakers who warned of judgment day Election Day 2010.

ABC News estimates 60k-70k. CBS News says tens of thousands. After seeing stories earlier in the day at CNN point to about a 100k, their current story mentions no number at all. MSDNC has the funniest story

Thousands of people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as Obamacare makes me sick as they protested the presidents health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

The line of protesters completely filled Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting enough, enough and We the People. Others yelled You lie, you lie! and Pelosi has to go, referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

Takes a bit more than simple thousands. Furthermore, the vast news organization of NBC had to get their info from DHS and EMA? Do they no longer have a bureau in D.C.?

Anyhow, the best estimate comes from Tabitha Hale, who Tweets (via Michelle Malkin)

Okay people. The 2 mil # was an estim from ABC. The 1.2 mil came from Metro police. 1.5 mil from Parks & Rec. Theres no official count yet.

Expect the Credentialed Media to poo poo the final numbers come Sunday, despite the number most certainly kicking the butt of those who came to see Barrys Coronation. Oh, and remember, Barry ran away to Minneapolis today. So much for listening to opposing viewpoints.

This is what our astroturfed protests look like

Heres what their grassroots demonstrations look like

If you check out all the pictures around the net (links at Memeorandum and Instapundit are good places to start.)

Hot Air asks the same question.