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Parent Article: Regional Peace Rally in Boston Draws 30-50,000 (english)
What's up with ANSWER? (english)
30 Mar 2003
Modified: 11:54:27 PM
So what IS up with the ANSWER group? It looks like they purposefully slowed down the middle of the march for the sole purpose of appearing to lead the pack. What's with that?

I was in the front part of the march for most of the route, but when we got close to returning to the park, I turned back to see how far back it went.

I got to what I thought was the "end" of the crowd pretty quickly, and I was surprised, because I thought there were way more people there.

And then, a block away, there was the "front" of another group! Forming a solid line across the whole street, moving very slowly, was ANSWER.

I don't understand why they didn't maintain the same pace as everyone else to keep the march together. I thought it looked pretty stupid.

Does anyone have any information or insight into this?



p.s. On the numbers reported in the media, I think they're undercounting again. The rally covered about the same area as the last MassCann Freedom Fest that I was at, and there were close to 50,000 there.