Crowd control

The March for the NHS demo on 4th March was certainly well-prepared, noisy and well-attended, but just how many protestors were there? The estimates varied a lot. I was told by a Police Superintendent in Whitehall that the number was "10-15 thousands" which seemed to me on the low side. But other sources, including a BBC news report on line, suggested 250 thousands. So what was it?

A protestor made a Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan Police and on 5th April the answer was....."The searches failed to locate any information relevant to your request, therefore, the information you have requested is not held by the MPS [Metropolitan Police Service]".   This is despite an announcement, made twice from the stage erected in Parliament Square, that the number of demonstrators was ..... 250 thousands.

This is not so much "fake news" as "no news".  

Someone, somewhere wants to bury this demonstration.....