Beck estimated 200,000

The grounds surrounding the Lincoln Memorial were swarmed with people trying to get a glimpse of the speakers at the Restoring Honor rally. Many came early in the morning to claim blanket space in the grass and shouldered up to one another at the gates surrounding the Reflecting Pool. Beck estimated 200,000 people would be listening to him speak, and for the people in the crowd it sure felt like it.

As the sun rose along with the heat index, attendees became more and more protective of their space. Some who had been stationed for hours were quick to snap at those attempting to navigate through the crowd.

– Cara Kelly

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s