Tens of thousands of people braved bone-chilling temperature on Saturday February 15, 2003 to attend rallies held in a number of Canadian cities to show their opposition to a possible war in Iraq and the current sanctions. How was the number, 14,400 calculated?
The march wound through the Byward Market, to the U.S. Embassy on Sussex Drive before switching to the embassy side on Mackenzie Avenue. Finally, the event reach the Parliament Hill where people continued a show of strength and solidarity.
This event organized by a peace coalition of Ottawa including NOWAR-PAIX, CUPE which are, along with other organizations, members of Peace Committee on Iraq.
People have filled Mackenzie Avenue and its sidewalks
The length of Mackenzie is .5 km= 500 Meter
The average width of the Mackenzie Avenue is
more than 16 M with sidewalks.
1 Meter is about 3 feets.
the total area ocuppied by the participants is
(500 Meters X 3 ft ) X (16 Meter X 3 ft ) =
72, 000 ft2 (Square feet)
The estimnated area ocuppied by each participant is
5 square feets.
Total particpants is=
total area divided by the area occupied by each participant
72,000 % 5 = 14,400 participant.