Shattering the False Myth of Consensus

A Minneapolis newscast last night estimated the crowd of antiwar protesters in Washington DC yesterday at "up to 500,000." The major national media, however, reported a limp "tens of thousands," and most reports put it at between 30,000 and 50,000. Around the world: 50,000 protesters in San Francisco, 6,000 in Paris, 5,000 in Goteberg, Sweden, 4,000 in Beirut, 4,000 in Tokyo, 1,000 in Cairo... But it's not about the numbers, it's about critical mass. As one protester says, "This shatters the false myth of consensus" on war with Iraq.

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