Numbers don't lie, right?
But the problem is, there are lots of numbers out there when it comes to counting crowds at Washington demonstrations. And finding the person who isn't lying about the numbers is a perennial sport when it comes to protest politics in the nation's capital.
The organizers of a demonstration exaggerate, sometimes by the hundred thousand. The opposition dismisses the crowd, slicing it by at least a half.
Police, if they talk crowd size at all, are all over the place. And federal agencies have learned to stay far, far away from the game.