17 February 2012

Streetcar Groundbreaking: It's Official Now

My crowd estimation ability is not that great but I do have a system: I visualize the crowd as a rectangle and estimate how many people are across and along. Based on this, the estimate would be around 600. That seems like a lot but "a few hundred to several hundred" should cover it. The Enquirer's system is the same as mine except they include the extra step of dividing by 10.

And there was 1 protester. COAST would have been there also but Chris Funney is busy drafting a reparations lawsuit against a Council member for wiping OUT OF CITY dirt from her shoes onto a city-owned doormat.

Part of the crowd waiting on Memorial Hall steps

Man wasting his breath on lone protester

Hundreds of supporters; one protester. Of course WCPO engages the fringe


Mark said...

What the hell was he wearing? It looks like he raided a dumpster on May 6.

WestEnder said...

Agreed... a guy with that getup should not be advising anyone on what is foolish.

Wes said...

That's Berta Lambert. He used to (and still may) sell Streetvibes at the corner of Ludlow and Telford.

He's been right about some things and hideously, hideously wrong on others.


WestEnder said...

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen him up there in Clifton in quite a while. Berta's a character but I appreciate that he puts his opinions out there in a respectful, non-confrontational way. If it makes people think about issues then it's a good thing.

Julie said...

Oh, good. You're back. :)

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