About 50 people showed up for the rally which ended before it's 7 PM deadline. Across the street from the Green about 350 people gathered in silence protest. One reader said:
Across the street from the Green, there were about 350 people standing in support of the schools, all the children that go to them, and all of the families these children come from. There was quite a representation including parents of all ages, grandparents, students (especially the high schoolers!), clergy, and elected officials. Some people just happened to be in the center, previously unaware of what was going on, and joined in, grabbing a sign and lining up on the sidewalk.Can't wait to see how Article 8 spins this one. Check here for pictures.
Addition: Apparently, whoever was putting on this rally (was it Article 8? Massresistance? MFI?) littered cars at nearby houses of worship in Lexington and Arlington and various parking lots including a nearby ice skating rink AND still could not get a very good showing.