I arrived at the rally site around 11:30, with a hot Vietnamese coffee (with condensed milk) warding off the chill.
There were maybe a couple of hundred people milling around, but, by noon, there were thousands, with more pouring in by the minute.
In short, it was a lovely, HUGE crowd, all cooperating and interested in a safe-but-loud statement. There were lots of creative signs, and folks of all ages.
I took a few photos - here's one, showing just one tiny portion of the crowd, which extended on all sides and behind me:
The plan was to have speeches for over 2 hours before marching thru the streets of downtown. I left after a bit, not ready to wait until 2:30 to get moving.
All the local media was there - here's hoping that nobody causes trouble, and that the coverage captures the energy and scope of the crowd.