What if this was all a test.
A test to get a feel for what happens with limited MSM coverage of such an event.
It could be used to gauge the effectiveness of alternative media in spreading the word about the event.
The data they gather would be invaluable, for example:
- How many people show up
- the overall danger level
- The ratio of LEO's to citizens
It could also be used to facilitate and acquire targets for the collection of metadata...
They could link the license plates at the event to the vehicles owners, single out those in attendance for *ahem* review...
Oh well, just another possible angle on this, I'm putting my tinfoil hat away now.