US conservative outlets reporting on a pro-Trump, anti-Trudeau march in Ottawa over the weekend grossly exaggerated the size of the protest.
According to police, the crowd was much smaller than 5,000. The Parliamentary Protective Service told BuzzFeed Canada that "between 300 and 400 people" attended the protest.
Breitbart repeated the false crowd size estimate in a report that also included false claims about the anti-Islamophobia motion M-103.
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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