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Your reporting of the first Bolton demonstration is incorrect.

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Submitted by Mo P (United Kingdom), Mar 4, 2014 at 16:44

At the Bolton demonstration there were at best 700 people and not 7000. How do I know I was there.

The demonstration was held after Friday Prayers, at the best there were about 3000 people in the congregations across Bolton, and only some of them (mainly the unemployed) could participate in the demo.

Where did you go get the information?

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I did not attend myself but relied on press coverage of the event.

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