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Crowd Size in San Jose on International Workers Day
by May First
Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:02 PM
Corporate Media variously reported hundreds to a thousand.
Reporters for the Spartan Daily (San Jose State newspaper) estimated 2,000.
Photos by R.S./K. Kinoshita
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Mercury News says police estimated the march at 400. Their reporter counted 1,000.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12276607

Estimates varied widely.
§Photo here and above taken in the plaza at the end of the march
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:02 PM
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§Corporate media talks to a granny
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:02 PM
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Channel 7 did not estimate the size of the crowd in their 11:00pm report, but made a big deal about the diminished size of the crowd compared to past years.
§Addressing the crowd from flatbed truck stage
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Crowd in front of the stage
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Early arrivals in the plaza
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Marchers head into the plaza
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Raging Grannies gather as crowd arrives
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Interview with the Spartan Daily
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Umbrella and corn
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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Cloudy day with intermittent rain, but especially ICE RAIDS probably meant fewer participants than in years past.
§Moment of Silence under cloudy skies
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Moment of Silence
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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§Rain threatens
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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But rain, wind, and cold cannot stop the intrepid Abuelitas!
§Perspective on City Hall Plaza
by May First Saturday May 2nd, 2009 2:03 PM
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Yes, Mario, parallels were drawnListen wellWednesday May 6th, 2009 2:48 PM
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