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CanadaToronto Raptors Parade Crowd Is Over 3x Bigger Than The Crowd At Trump's Presidential Inauguration

19:50  17 june  2019
19:50  17 june  2019 Source:   mtlblog.com

Raptors to hold championship parade Monday

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Estimates put the crowd gathered for President Donald J. Trump ’ s inauguration at far less than President Obama’s in 2009. Attendees were still entering the National Mall up until Mr. Trump ’ s speech. The analysis by Keith Still, a professor at Manchester Metropolitan University in England

Donald Trump ' s inauguration didn't exactly have ideal weather, and the crowd at his ceremony certainly reflected that . Social media users were speedy to point out the noticeably stark contrast between Trump ' s swearing in and Barack Obama's — and the difference is . . . vast.

Toronto Raptors Parade Crowd Is Over 3x Bigger Than The Crowd At Trump's Presidential Inauguration © City of Toronto, National Parks Service

Today, the Toronto Raptors will take to the city streets in a parade to celebrate their victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last week. As many as two million of people are reportedly attending the festivities in downtown Toronto.

In fact, so many people have crowded Nathan Phillips Square (in front of city hall) that the city is now asking people to go to separate viewing and party sites. "[The Square] is at capacity. If you're still on your way, consider celebrating our Raptors at a nearby viewing cite," a Tweet from the municipal account reads.

Photos posted to Twitter show the enormous crowds that have packed streets downtown.

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Woman shot near Raptors Championship parade in downtown Toronto Toronto police said officers were called to the scene near Bay Street, near the southeast corner of the Square, just before 4 p.m. READ MORE: Millions of fans flood downtown Toronto for Raptors victory parade A spokesperson told Global News a woman was shot. Toronto paramedics are on scene treating the victim. Fans are being told to stay calm and stay in place. The festivities were put on hold before several people, including Raptors coach Nick Nurse and broadcaster Matt Devlin spoke to the crowd, in an effort to keep them calm. More to come.

He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by-side photos of the two events.

Politifact reported that crowds at inaugurations varied widely, with Obama raising an estimated 1 million President Trump criticizes media over inauguration coverage. Before Spicer’ s briefing room tirade on To his eye, Trump said, the crowd stretched “the 20-block area, all the way back to the

"Pandemonium erupting near the princess gates as fans await the bus carrying their NBA Champions," wrote one attendee.

"The organization for the Raptors victory parade is a disaster. They're not holding people back from the street [...] No crowd control. No room for the bus," wrote another Twitter user.

People have apparently blocked streets.

According to writer Andrew Miller, there are "more than twice as many fans at [the Toronto Raptors parade] than there were at Trump's inauguration."

Indeed, according to reports from after the 2017 inauguration, crowds of between 300,000 and 600,000 people lined up on the National Mall to watch as Trump became the 45th president.

The New York Times similarly reported that the Trump inauguration crowd size was "one-third" the size of that for president Obama.

Even if we take the most optimistic crowd size estimate for the Trump inauguration, the crowds at the Toronto Raptors parade are in fact over 3 times the size.

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto The Latest on a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors in Toronto (all times local):6:25 p.m.Toronto police now say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested. Police had initially said two people were shot. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says four people suffered gunshot wounds Monday and that none of the injuries were life-threatening. Saunders says others suffered minor injuries as they tried to get away from the shooting. He asked for witnesses and people who might have video from the scene to come forward.

Donald Trump ' s team is continuing to try and dispel reports of his low Inauguration crowds this time, his Press Secretary Sean The PS didn't stop there -- he also said stricter security measures this year led to Inaugural attendees getting to their spots late -- after the photo of the crowd was taken.

Estimates put the crowd gathered for President Donald J. Trump ’ s inauguration at far less than President Obama’s in 2009. While large, the crowds on a soggy day did not rival the energetic throngs at Mr. Obama’s first inauguration eight years ago, according to aerial photographs.

Crowds are clearly getting too excited and breaking some rules.

Meanwhile, Toronto mayor John Tory has declared June 17th We The North Day. "Today, on We The North Day, as we gather to celebrate the first NBA championship in Raptors' history, I encourage everyone in our city to show our support, pride, love, and appreciation for this incredible team," he wrote in a statement.

Stay tuned for more news from the Toronto Raptors victory parade in Toronto. Crowds continue to pour into the downtown area.

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