According to Rosemary Keane, Vice president of Student Services, around 2,000-3,000 people showed up for the on-campus video feed and protest. This number pales in comparison to original NYPD estimate of 10,000 protesters, the actual officers on the scene reported an additional 500-600 protesters showed up outside the campus walls.
#'s found at the Columbia spectator blog
Not nearly the numbers I would have imagined, I am glad so few turned out to hear Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speak.
I did note at Robert Spencers blog, that Iranian president Mahmoud, enjoyed a parade right before his departure to the United States featuring DEATH TO AMERICA signs, as he sat and cheered.
I hope the alumni at Columbia, finds their pockets shallow SOON. I also hope they ask for the current Presidents resignation.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, was a President for Columbia from 1948–1953. I wonder what he would have thought today? Particularly since Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is denying the Holocaust ever happened.
Dwight David Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), often known simply by his nickname "Ike", was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45.
You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41.
The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.
Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
The tide has turned.
The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full victory.
Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.