The actual number of marchers is any one's guess?
Estimates range from 400,000 to 2,000,000. The Park Police no longer make public statements on the size of crowds at Mall events, but a Park Police official told me that if this was not the biggest event ever, it ranks in the top three. Although the Mall was not quite fully utilized, many thousands were in the streets beyond the Mall. A unique thing about this event is that there were other rallies, in other cities with thousands more protesters. Those who were ask about taking part in protest events, overwhelmingly replied, "never before."
The Park Police official added, "Unlike other Mall events, these visitors took their trash with them when they left."
While the Propagandists (Main Stream Media) are still under reporting, the event, it was a huge success by any standard.
There were only a few hundred people at the counter protest and they had professionally made signs. Most were no doubt paid to be there.
To paraphrase Adm. Yamamoto, Obama, you have awakened a giant, the silent majority!
There were thousands of handmade signs and nearly as many ideas expressed on them.
My three favorites: