This weekend, approximately 150 Nashvillians joined with activists from all over the
Organizers planned for 100,000 people to turn out. The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC] tweeted that it thought about 200,000 people were there, but the DC Fox affiliate was reporting that the crowd was 500,000 people strong.
Video from the event shows a good-sized crowd, but with people having room to move around.
Elias Feghali, from TIRRC, said that, whatever the numbers were, they exceeded everyone's expectations. I asked about the mood on the bus, returning home to Nashville. He said that people felt unified and hopeful, but that there was a real frustration with the status quo.
President Obama spoke by video to the crowd and promised to work towards reform within the year.
Let's keep our fingers crossed.