Estimates range from 87,000 to over 500,000 so there's a significant gap somewhere in there. Politics as usual is playing a part in the controversy, and many say that the estimates from CBS news are accurate as stated at 87,000.
Others are calling BS, claiming hundreds of thousands were at the rally.
Despite the numbers the rally was a success. Anything Beck does remains a controversy, and therefore comes with it publicity. There was millions of dollars raised for the cause, and many of our readers have reported being inspired by what speakers such as Beck, Palin, and Alveda King had to say.
From the photos and the videos of the event, it appears as if there were much more than just 87,000 present. If you were at the rally, how many do you think were there?