March for Our Lives DC crowd smaller than organizers’ estimates, imaging, company says

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    Looking west, away from the stage, the audience fills in the Pennsylvania Avenue during the “march for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington.

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    Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue, as seen from the Newseum, during the “march for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018.

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    People watch from the balcony of the Newseum building as students and management of the supporters of the “march for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after the recent school shootings in a meeting in Washington, USA, March 24, 2018.

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The organizers of the march for Our Lives rally in Washington, D. C. claimed Sunday that some 850,000 people attended the pro-gun control event, but a graphic design company said that the rise was much less.

Virginia-based Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., that makes use of aerial photographs to calculate crowd sizes, reported the event’s peak crowd size was on 202,796 people around 1 hour, CBS News reported. The company said that the number of the margin of error is 15 percent.

You was! More than 850,000 walked with us in DC yesterday. Together, we are so powerful. Together, We will #ThrowThemOut

— March For Life (@AMarch4OurLives) March 25, 2018

The January 2017 ladies March rise in Washington, for comparison, is estimated at 440,000 people.

The National Park Service stopped providing crowd her own songs.

People take part in a march for Our Lives event, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California.

(Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Saturday demonstration down Pennsylvania Avenue included students from Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Fla., the site of the shooting massacre last month. The march was not allowed to be held on the National Mall, because a “talent show” was filmed, The Washington Post reported.

Many other cities outside the capital city of the country, including Portland, Boise, New York City, Chicago and Dallas, held their own marches calling for gun reform.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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