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Tea Party Rally on National Mall

During the rally Freedomworks made a statement that over 1.5 million people attended at the rally on the National Mall, courtesy of ABC news ... to which ABC replied "we never said anything of the sort" and the official estimate was lowered to 60-70 thousand.

ABC made the following statement.

"At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. ABCNews.com reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters."

Freedomworks made the following statement.

"We’re trying to figure out exactly how many people were here so we can release a reliable number. If we had 1.5 million, we had 100 times the president’s turnout. If we had 750,000, we had 50 times as many, and if we had 300,000, we still had 20 people for every one he had. Any of those numbers puts the Taxpayer March on Washington among the biggest ever in DC, and certainly the biggest showing by fiscal conservatives. But the specific number is not important. What is important is that it was a very large and significant crowd here to ask Washington for less involvement in their lives and the economy."

This photo show Tea Party Protesters filling the areas all the way to 3rd street. The tents in the background are from a Black Family Heritage Festival also going on.

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