I don't know why Huffington Post lets Van Jones write over there, but they do. Here's what he had to say yesterday -- under the title, "Bigger Than the Tea Party."
Last month, I joined with MoveOn.org and launched the Rebuild the Dream campaign... This past weekend, we organized nearly 1,600 house meetings across the country -- nearly double the number of protests the Tea Party held when they launched in April of 2009. The American Dream Meetings gave more than 27,000 people, from all across the country, an opportunity to come together and discuss what the American Dream means to them and their families.
27,000 people total in 1,600 different meetings? Why that's less than 17 people per meeting. Just sayin'... if that's the case, the Van Jones headline's not really accurate.
See Wikipedia, for lack of any other "authoritative" or "reliable" source :/
Statistician Nate Silver, manager of FiveThirtyEight.com, has stated that the largest protests [on April 15, 2009] were in capitals and large cities while many others had little or no reliable media coverage and were thus not included in his estimate. He reported cumulative crowd size estimate from credible sources to be an estimated 311,460 for 346 cities... The largest event, in Atlanta, Georgia, drew an estimated 7,000 to 15,000 people. Some of the gatherings drew only dozens.
And then there was also 9/12. 2009. in DC