Estimating the size of crowds in public places is an imprecise exercise at best. When the estimators have clear interest in either inflating or deflating the size of the crowd, the numbers are even more unreliable.
Last Saturday, the latest mass rally against the water charges took place in Dublin. As usual, the reports of the size of the crowd varied wildly – from 80,000 (the organisers) to 30,000 (the Gardaí).
A useful, if not entirely...
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