Pictured: A Force For Good's activists gather along Union Street, 11 Jan 2020.
We had a great turnout at our counter-demonstration as Unionists flocked to Union Street, Glasgow, to stand up to the SNP/All Under One Banner march.
We filmed and counted 10,156 of them, even though they lied and said 80,000!
You can count them for yourselves from the video that we took. If you don't want to count them all head-by-head, as we do, you can count several 1 minute sections, take an average and then multiply by the overall time which the march took to pass (84 minutes).
Here's the entire raw footage from one of our cameras in real time. It covers the entire width of the street (from the yellow lines at the bottom of the video).
The march begins when the Police Horses pass, and ends when the 2 Police Motorcycles and Vans pass.
Our counting point is the white line on the right which crosses over to the coffee shop. From the moment the first marcher toes the white line, to the moment the last one does so, is 1 hour 24 minutes.
Thus 10,156 passed in 84 minutes, at an average rate of 121 a minute.
This is, of course, a realistic figure. Generally, at these events, we find, depending upon the width of the street and the rate of progress (which is usually very slow), the average is 100-120 a minute.
Therefore, the idea of "80,000" reported with a straight face by almost all the media outlets is absurd on its face. It would require 952 people to be passing the camera's counting point per minute!
The big issue here though is - when will the media start to treat the Scottish Nationalist claims with a pinch of salt? When will TV presenters start to question such claims, especially if they are made by people like MPs? For example, Ian Blackford SNP MP repeated the "80,000" lie on BBC 2's Daily Politics (14-1-20) without being questioned on it by the presenter, Jo Coburn.
When will journalists recognise that there is a story here? At least you can Share this page to get the truth out there.
In this second video, we have speeded it up to give you an idea of when every 500 marchers pass.
It is so important that we are there at every march, reminding the Scottish nationalists that they do not own Scotland's streets, that they lost their referendum and that most Scots do not support their divisive goal of breaking up our precious Union.
We're proud of our fantastic activists who braved the abuse of the ScotNat marchers and the atrocious weather to fly the Union Flag for unity. Check out some pictures of the colourful activism below:
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