Thousands of people gathered on the Boston Common to stand up for science on Earth Day, Saturday, 4/22.
The march (which was actually a rally, not a march), was a companion event to the main march in Washington, DC, on the same day. Other cities across the country and around the world also rallied to support science and funding for science.
Organizers purposely did not have politicians speak, saying that the event was not supposed to be poitical or partisan, but clearly the event was organized after President Donald Trump proposed steep cuts to scientific research, and claimed that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese. In Boston, estimates ranged from “several thousand” to 15,000 on a rainy day. In DC and Chicago, estimates were about 40,000.
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