In addition to our colourful pro-UK display in Glasgow City Centre on Saturday 4 May 2019, A Force For Good also filmed and counted the SNP/ScotNat march organised by "All Under One Banner" (AUOB).
Our official count is now in and it's 8,796.
The video evidence can be seen on our Facebook Live broadcast.
It can also be seen on additional video evidence which we have from a different vantage point - which we may post later.
The march took exactly 1 hr and 31 minutes to pass our point at the corner of George Square. This was longer than expected because the march had to squeeze through a one-lane choke point, at the building works outside Queen Street Station - right next to where we were standing. This slowed the march down considerably.
The march starts when the Pipe Band passes us (on our Facebook Live video at 29.08) and ends when the Police van and officers pass.
We counted every single person in West George Street in accord with our Counting Protocol below. You can too, or you can approximate to confirm that we're in the correct ballpark.
But first, a quick pointer...
If you really believe "100,000" marched, then - since the march; as per the video evidence above - took 91 minutes to pass our point, then that would mean 1,099 people passing us every minute! The video evidence clearly shows around 90-100 passing per minute, with plenty of hold-ups too!
Really! It is amazing how AUOB, with the lazy complicity of the Scottish media, has been able to get away with pretending its numbers are at least 11 times what they actually are - when the truth is so easy to find and so obvious to work out!
If you are a journalist, please do this, and stop AUOB getting away with its lies! We show you how below.
Our Count Protocol
1- We count every adult on the road (unless they are simply crossing over the road)
2- Our presumption is always to be generous. We do not want to under-estimate. For example, if we can't tell if it is 1 or 2 people behind a flag, we go with 2. If we can't tell if it is 3 or 4, we go with 4, and so on.
3- We count people on the pavement only if they are clearly part of the march, such as dressed for the occasion/carrying a flag.
4- No children who look 14 or under are counted, since they are only there because their parents have brought them along. However, the video evidence usually shows that there are only a few of them anyway, so if you want to count them in too, you will find it doesn't make much difference to the overall figure.
5- The handful of Marshals standing next to AFFG, are added in.
6- If the "Bikers" are leading the march then we count them in. If they are travelling a different route then we do not count them in.
We count the entire march, head by head. You can do so too by occasionally pausing the video.
If you simply want to confirm that we are in the approximate ballpark, then here is what you can do: You can count several 1 minute periods at the beginning, middle and end of the march, find an average and multiply it by 91 minutes.
We don't expect anyone to get the exact figure which we counted, but everyone will find it is in the 9K ballpark.
Please share this page on social media! Let's get the truth out before the AUOB lies take hold!
If you like what we do then we really need your help to keep doing this throughout Scotland at the other 7 SNP/ScotNat marches which are being organised by AUOB. Please contribute to our Crowdfunder here.