Posted: 25 Mar 2018 06:16 PM PDT
Fox News By: Nicole Darrah
Organizers of the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. claimed Sunday that some 850,000 people attended the pro-gun control event, but an imaging company said the turnout was much less.
Virginia-based Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., which uses aerial photos to calculate crowd sizes, reported the event's peak crowd size was at 202,796 people around 1 p.m., CBS News reported. The firm said the number’s margin of error is 15 percent.
The January 2017 Women’s March turnout in Washington, for comparison, was estimated at 440,000 people.
The National Park Service stopped providing crowd estimates after the Million Man March on D.C. in 1995, and the Metropolitan Police Department has yet to release their own numbers.
Saturday’s demonstration down Pennsylvania Avenue was not allowed to be held on the National Mall because a “talent show” was being filmed, The Washington Post reported.
Many other cities outside of the nation’s capital, including Portland, Boise, New York City, Chicago and Dallas, held marches in solidarity of gun control reform.
Posted: 25 Mar 2018 05:48 PM PDT
Former President Barack Obama told attendees at a conference in Japan on Sunday that he is looking to shape "a million" young leaders in his image to help the human race.
"If I could do that effectively, then—you know—I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas," Obama told the attendees. "Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress."
Obama reportedly made the remarks while discussing the Obama Foundation's efforts to help young people around the world get connected to each other via the Internet.
The former president said that today's problems are mostly "caused by old men," and young people such as the organizers of the anti-gun March for Our Lives rally who survived the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, can "create change" to solve those problems.
Obama singled out the student activists in a Saturday tweet, saying he was "so inspired" by the high school students.
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