March for Science on Earth Day


Time: 9:04 p.m. CEST

The March for Science happens on six continents with people marching and celebrating the role of science in the society. Scientists on a seventh continent cheered the protests. In Washington D.C. the crowd has been large despite cold weather. The march in D.C. was from the Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill. Scientists, students, science supporters and research advocates want to convey global message of scientific freedom without political interference.

All gathered from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day. As the Washington Post reports, “We are at a critical juncture. Science is under attack,” Cara Santa Maria, a science communicator said. On Earth Day, the March for Science will raise people in more than 500 cities, including Washington D.C.

The organizers of the protest, non-profit organization The March for Science said on their Facebook page, “Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future.”

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