Anti-Mosque Rally Attendance: Less Than 1,000
According to the Associated Press, attendance at Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s international hate rally was less than 1,000: The Associated Press: Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial.
After the ceremony, around 1,000 activists rallied about five blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks to support the proposed Islamic community center. A smaller group of opponents rallied nearby, chanting, “USA, USA.”
UPDATE at 9/11/10 6:27:36 pm:
Hilarious! Geller is claiming 40,000. Who could ever have predicted that?
UPDATE at 9/11/10 6:41:30 pm:
Pamela Geller’s closing words to the seething throng:
As the crowds dissipated, Geller warned them against talking to members of the media: “Do not give them any ammunition. You know who you are. You know that you’re righteous. Do not give them an opportunity to deride this fine and honorable effort. Remember what I’m saying. They’re looking to catch you. Don’t give it to them.”
“Listen to Mommy,” she said.