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Up to 50 000 people in Toulouse, apparently. Which means the movement is only getting stronger (was 30 000 last time). Which isn't so bad for a town this size.

I sensed that this time around a lot of older people were here, as the students must have been tired after their own demonstration on Thursday. Besides the weather sucked, so that would have discouraged a lot of people (ie. 2 friends who were supposed to go with me changed their mind when they saw droplets of rain and heavy clouds and wind).

Altogether 1 145 000 in the streets of France, according to AFP.

About the match, Wales was supposed to win, they were robbed of a well-deserved victory by the video referee.

by Alex in Toulouse on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 12:57:55 PM EST
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I forgot to mention that these are "according to the organisers" figures (the police says 33 000 for Toulouse). I'm biased.
by Alex in Toulouse on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 01:13:26 PM EST
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I always take the geometric mean of the organizers and police estimates.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 01:46:51 PM EST
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If the police say 33,000, there were at least 40,000, which is a big demo for Toulouse.

The video ref didn't steal the last-minute Irish victory, though. That was good.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 03:23:45 PM EST
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