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#MillionPeopleMarch: Did We Actually Reach the Million Mark?

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by Mikey Agulto | Aug 26, 2013
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Shout out to all the Anti-Pork Barrel advocates who gathered and took part in the Million People March at the Luneta Park earlier today!

The massive gathering, which encouraged all ordinary, tax-paying citizens to show up and challenge the government to abolish the pork barrel system for good, successfully garnered enough participants to turn heads and potentially change things for the better. But now that the sun has set and this grueling event has subsided, we're just curious: Did the Million People March actually reach the one million mark? Because on TV, it sure looks like it did.

Having done our share of news monitoring for today, we've decided to list the numbers down and see if we nailed the seven-figure mark, from the mother lode of activists in Luneta all the way to an OFW picnic protest event in Hong Kong. Scroll down to proceed and let us do the math!

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75,000. The estimated number of people who attended the protest action in Luneta Park, according to the Manila Police District. The police also say that attendance peaked at 10 a.m., but eventually dwindled down to 6,000 as the protest drew to a close by 3 p.m.

The estimated number of onlookers who wanted to join the rally but chose not to stick around because of the mud and occasional rain showers. It counts. It counts.

1,000. The estimated number of protesters who came together for a common cause in Davao City's own version of Rizal Park, including students from Ateneo de Davao University and militant groups under Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Mindanao Region.

917. The estimated number of protesters who took part in the Cebu Peaceful Protest Against The Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.

204. The estimated number of protesters who huddled up in Baywalk, Puerto Princesa. The protesters were all encouraged to wear white, which may have something to do with Palawan and the national government's wealth-sharing dispute over the Malampaya funds.

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