- Published on Friday, 02 May 2014 12:16
BY now, you should already know that the talk of the day is yesterday’s GST protest rally held at Dataran Merdeka.
There were, as expected, some skirmishes but none caused any lasting or serious damage.
Obviously, many protesters turned up, but still up in the air as far as the news reports were concerned was the actual head count.
Understandably, the rally organisers did not, or cannot come up with an official figure.
And so, here are the various best guesses published by the media:
Kosmo! = 10,000
Astro Awani = 15,000
Malaysian Insider = 20,000
Harian Metro = 20,000
The Sun = 30,000
But the top prize goes to the Facebook page 'Suara Rakyat'. Not wanting to be inaccurate of the actual count, they employed a tried and tested scientific methodology to solve the mystery.
As seen in the aerial photo below, they have calculated the size of surface area occupied by protesters to come up with an ‘accurate’ estimate. Verdict: over 57,000 people.