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墨西哥城 | 美国东部时间下午7:39 预算削减，腐败激励游行者
反特朗普的迹象很少，但许多游行者对韦拉克鲁斯的前州长哈维尔·杜阿尔特（Javier Duarte）的案件感到沮丧，他曾在国家资金潜逃，最近在危地马拉被捕。 研究中心Cinvestav的博士生EdithMarcialJuárez表示，Duarte所花的钱可能已经资助了6万博士学位，几乎是Conacyt目前给予的所有研究生奖学金。 “这让人失望。”
许多游行者希望示威游行能够让康尼特重新考虑如何计算拨款的变化，许多人认为这将使他们无法跟上通货膨胀。 UAM的学生LeonardoSalasDomínguez说：“我们无法工作。我们必须靠我们的补助金生活。” 他带着他的小女儿，他支持他的Conacyt补助金，每月约1500美元。 “这完全是愚蠢的削减教育而不是政治家的薪水，”他说。 - 莉齐韦德
挪威特罗姆瑟 | 晚上7:35 尽管人们担心冰层融化，但挪威仍然是一次乐观的游行
尽管“挪威人声名狼借”，但阿黛尔·威廉姆森很高兴地告诉“ 科学内幕”，挪威特罗姆瑟的游行队伍吸引了大约200人参加。 毫无疑问，游行者同样乐于拥有美好的一天，而不是确定在北极圈以北300公里处投注。 “气氛如此精力充沛，直言不讳，”特罗姆瑟大学的生物化学家威廉姆森说，他是游行的组织者。 “我们刚刚在一个多月前来自寒冷的黑夜（极夜），所以天气好的风险是很多人宁愿在阳光下滑雪。”
但是，在该镇着名的学生乐队Ompagniet的陪同下，一群人聚集在一起游行。 其中一个与当地相关的标志是' Isen Har Ikke议程，Den Bare冶炼厂！ '（冰没有议程 - 它只是融化）。 在市场广场上，人们听取了当地政界人士和研究领导人的演讲，其中包括挪威极地研究所所长Jan-Gunnar Winther，他说如果没有进行科学研究，他将死于癌症。 游行结束后，关于科学的讨论吸引了“许多非研究参与者，其中一些人自发加入，”威廉姆森说。 - Erik Stokstad
旧金山，加利福尼亚州 | 美国东部时间晚上7点 艾滋病病毒感染者，为科学而奋斗
随着预赛的反弹开始，旧金山的贾斯汀赫尔曼广场已经满员。 城市主管杰夫·希伊（Jeff Sheehy）是三位政治家之一，他们开启了集会，讲述了他们为什么要游行的故事。 “我昨天已经60岁了，”他说道，引起了人群的欢呼和祝福。 “坚持下去，”他继续道。 “我已经感染了艾滋病病毒20年。没有科学，我就会死。” 最后，他通过一个激动人心的电话引导人群，并受到LGBT活动家颂歌的启发：“事实和证据受到攻击”，“行动起来，反击！” “公共卫生受到攻击”，“行动起来，反击！” “我们的孩子和孙子的未来受到攻击，”“采取行动，反击！” - 雷切尔伯恩斯坦
新奥尔良，路易斯安那州 | 美国东部时间下午6:45 事实证明，在The Big Easy中脱颖而出很容易
在新奥尔良，每天都有法国区的游行，所以这里的美国体育人类学家协会年会的人类学家聘请了一支新奥尔良乐队并传递了Mardi Gras珠子以跟上当地人的步伐。 然而，没有必要担心，因为看到数千名科学家（包括大约1400名人类学家）在实验室外套和爱因斯坦假发中游行，寻求金钱寻求科学，所有事情都是新鲜事物。 当地人在运河街排队看科学家们，他们高呼：
来自世界各地的游行者举着明显古老主题的标语牌：“没有科学的世界不是肱骨，”一个人说。 另一个：“走向科学直立”。 - 安吉本斯
西弗吉尼亚州摩根敦市 美国东部时间下午6:35 在阿巴拉契亚，谨慎对待科学政治
在灰蒙蒙的天空下，数百名学生，科学家和儿童听取了发言人的意见 - 包括环境顾问和清洁水倡导者 -extol科学在保持西弗吉尼亚州水域清洁和保护后代方面的作用。 组织者估计有500人参加的大部分人群都是由有小孩的家庭组成的，他们参加了一个包括西弗吉尼亚大学科学系展示的预制节日。 还有活猫头鹰和猎鹰。
很少有本科学生在场，部分原因是组织者不想“将这种情况强加给学生”，美国癫痫学会的神经科学家Penny Dacks说，他帮助了这次游行。 “人们担心这会被误解为[党派和政治]。 科学不应该是政治性的，“她说。 “科学不应该告诉我们该做什么，但它是一个非常强大的工具。 它是一把螺丝刀，任何人都应该能够使用它。“
人群中有Helen Honecker（中间，下方）和她的母亲Jen（左）。 为什么？ “因为科学很棒，”海伦说。 - 凯瑟琳马塔西奇
俄亥俄州克利夫兰市 | 美国东部时间下午6:20 对不起，儿子，我们不得不游行
肯特州立大学的生物学家安德里亚·凯斯（Andrea Case）放弃了她儿子的钢琴演奏会，开了一个小时到她的第一次游行。 “我想把自己作为众多科学家之一，希望与公众进行更多沟通，”她说。 “如果我们希望它们起作用，政策应该基于事实。”她的丈夫，生物学家Pat Lorch，也放弃了独奏会，并补充说他想“推翻科学对社会不重要的观点。 “这在克利夫兰是一个明确的主题，来自各个领域的数十家机构帮助赞助了这项活动，从摇滚名人堂到当代艺术博物馆再到Portside Distillery。 （和卡拉加里的游行者一样，俄亥俄人显然喜欢酿酒酵母。） - 伊丽莎白库洛塔
卡尔加里，加拿大 | 美国东部时间下午5:50 “显然，缺少某些东西。”
在一个阳光明媚的下午，加拿大油田中心的游行者数以百计。 这是民主和多样性的一次游行，从的雕像开始 位于城市的奥林匹克广场，终点在卡尔加里市政大楼前的广场。
杰伊·英格拉姆（Jay Ingram）是前广播公司，他最近撰写了 （ ，他说甚至不需要有一个科学三月。 “显然有些事情遗失了 - 这里的人和我都认为科学是重要的，政府应该认识到这一点，”他说，“但显然我们在沟通时并没有做得很好。”所以，我是希望这不仅仅是今天的活动，而是一个开始，“他补充道。
此次活动还有一个活跃的歌唱团体The Raging Grannies，他们在Glory，Glory Hallelujah的歌声中演唱全球变暖。 “我们的排放肯定会受到伤害，”他们唱道，“但唐纳德的头脑却在沙滩上。” - Colette Derworiz
麦迪逊，威斯康星州 | 美国东部时间下午5:30 在Badger州，让他们的科学
在一支游行乐队的带领下，人群从2000年到4000年，从世界上研究最多的湖泊之一的门多塔湖畔的詹姆斯麦迪逊公园游行到威斯康星大学（UW）校园的图书馆购物中心。 当天早些时候，到达的游行者被问到他们是否愿意“开始他们的科学研究。”一位适合太空的游行者（下图）为科学而汗流。背。 后来，UW碳水化合物生物化学家Laura L. Kiessling告诉研究人员，教师，学生，医护人员，家庭和科学盟友的所有年龄组合，“你现在正在制造维生素D.” 当她说：“给我们以证据为基础的政策时，他们欢呼。我们需要这样做。” - Christine Mlot
正在Yachay科技大学厄瓜多尔工作的地质学家Paul Baker通过电子邮件向我们的墨西哥城记者Lizzie Wade发送了一篇关于其中一个小游行的电子邮件：“三月很棒。 我们大概有250个人，所以我们这所大学的学生中可能有四分之一。 我们聚集在校园里，然后步行3公里到达Urcuqui广场。 我们甚至有一个愤怒的男人在我们面前拉他的卡车挡住了路，但我们只是四处走动并继续前进。 一路上很少有人，因为我们在一个非常小的社区，但我们认为社区看到我们并听取我们在Yachay Tech所做的事情以及我们学生的动机是非常重要的。 在广场上，市长和Yachay的各个学生一样简短地讲了话。 当地的高中生也参加了（可能是60个左右），[和]来自Urcuqui的几个随机的人说话......我认为这是厄瓜多尔唯一的科学三月。“
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墨西哥城 | 美国东部时间下午4:30 3月前的圆桌会议揭露了墨西哥的代际鸿沟
墨西哥科学院，工程学院和医学院的代表们在墨西哥科学院，工程和医学院的代表们开始前几个小时聚集在一起，以表达他们对全球运动的支持 - 尽管当地游行的紧张局势很明显。 墨西哥国家医学院的José-Antonio Arias-Montaño说：“我们正处于捍卫世界和我国科学的关键时刻。” 几位发言者对美国总统唐纳德特朗普否认气候变化，副总统迈克潘斯的创造论信仰以及特朗普愿意与着名的抗病活动家罗伯特肯尼迪合作表示关注。“面对狂热和恐惧，科学正在重新获得其道德和政治这一立场，“墨西哥国立自治大学理学院院长RosauraRuizGuitiérrez说。 她说，墨西哥政府必须加强对科学的支持。
根据法律，该国GDP的1％必须用于研究和开发。 “但就像我们国家的许多法律一样，这一法律并没有得到遵守，”RuizGuitiérrez说道。 由于墨西哥面临经济危机和比索疲软，向研究生提供的政府补助金数量也在下降。 尽管如此，仍然不清楚学院里有多少高级科学家将在今天晚些时候走上街头，因为游行很大程度上是由研究生组织的。 RuizGutiérrez称这次活动是“年轻人的游行”，并且在更为成熟的科学家中说，“游行并不是我们的风格” - 尽管她认为可能会因为今天美国科学家的榜样而改变。 她说，她将以个人身份行进。 - 莉齐韦德
Ny-Ålesund，斯瓦尔巴群岛，挪威 | 美国东部时间下午4:20 跨越挪威北极，准备好鼓
然而，目前挪威极地研究所的冰川学家Alex Messerli今天通过电话告诉科学，目前镇上只有大约80个灵魂。 但是，在这美好，美好的一天，他们中有一半人参加了March for Science，她说。 “我们制作了很多标志，前面有一面旗帜。 我们有一些鼓和铜管乐器来帮助我们。 这里没有普通大众，所以我们自己行军，一点点噪音帮助我们继续前进。“
她指出，这个群体多种多样，代表了许多国家和科学领域。 “这对我们来说真的很有意义，”协调这次活动的梅塞利说，“因为当天结束时的科学适合每个人。” - David Malakoff
BONN，德国 | 美国东部时间下午4:10 结束波恩的想法
波恩的科学游行于今天早些时候结束。 警方估计人群为850人。有些人抱怨组织者本可以做更多的事情以增加投票率，但大多数抗议者都认为恶劣的天气和周末的其他抗议活动应该受到指责。 杜塞尔多夫大学的微生物学学生KaiHußnätter带着“疫苗工作”标志说他希望有更多的参与者。 “但我没有失望。这是一个开始。”
29岁的Catrin Muscheid说，她没有科学背景，但她来自科隆支持科学，她正在考虑像她7岁的侄子和他们将继承的世界。 “我希望他们能够以我们能够的方式享受大自然。” - Kai Kupferschmidt
加利福尼亚州圣地亚哥 | 美国东部时间下午3:35 “人们真的很开心”
这是一个阳光灿烂的日子，而不是云彩在天空中，圣地亚哥三月科学的组织者 。 自雇的神经生物学家海伦威尔费特（Helen Wilfehrt）早早来到这里，以传播良好的氛围。 “我不会在没有科学的情况下来到这里，”Wilfehrt说道，她身穿当地的三叶草衬衫，那里有一个女人在原子上冲浪。 “我出生后一个月就住院了肺炎。”
另一名参与者，18岁的Savannah Orth，是一位罕见的疾病患者，其父母都是科学家。 “我无法想象一个你不能去网站看临床试验或阅读科学的世界。自从我11岁以来，我一直在读科学。” 她将于秋季在圣地亚哥州立大学开始上大学，担任化学专业。
加利福尼亚大学圣地亚哥分校的护士Anita Darcey表示，旁观者表示支持。 “我遇到了两个走路的女人，她们说我很高兴你在这里。然后他们都碰到了我的肩膀。人们真的很开心。” - 乔恩科恩
华盛顿特区 | 美国东部时间下午3:16 科学家说出来
比尔奈在40多年前的第一个DC地球日骑行，并将自行车锁定在国家广场旗杆之一。 （“如果你今天这样做了，你就会消失，你的自行车将被带走进行X光检查，”他开玩笑说。）现在，在2017年的地球日，他走上舞台欢呼和吟唱“比尔！比尔比尔！“ 数以千计的3月为科学参与者。 Nye刚刚昨晚发布了一个名为Bill Nye的全新Netflix系列拯救世界主要关注气候变化，一次成功的游行将导致“停止努力遏制环境法规”，并让国家“开始追求可再生能源”切实。” 在与Science Insider的对话中，Nye批评唐纳德特朗普总统在科学和环境等问题上与公众进行“柔和”的互动，并指出没有人能够告诉他特朗普今天在世界各地的城市中进行科学支持者游行。 “这届政府的不受欢迎程度将赶上他们，”他说。 “看看所有这些人！” - Lindzi Wessel
伦敦 | 美国东部时间下午2:45 “我以为我们都尊重科学”
在伦敦科学三月开始之前，有一阵细雨，足以让一位参与者在他的标志上面装上一把雨伞。 有一种期待感。 “我们必须离开实验室，向人们展示为什么我们的工作很重要，”剑桥大学发育生物学博士后Eva Zacharioudaki说。 “我们不必回到黑暗时期。”
成千上万的游行者在科学博物馆前的街道上碾磨。 “他们是一群相当安静的人，非常有礼貌，”一名未被授权与媒体交谈的警官说。 “我以前从没见过科学博物馆的游行开始。 我想他们都知道它在哪里。“
许多游行者来自伦敦，有一支来自剑桥的大量队伍，还有一些游客花了几个小时。 组织者估计人群在10,000到12,000之间。 大约一英里，随着海德公园的游行过去，没有多少人在观看，但游行者欢呼，因为敞篷旅游巴士经过，黑色出租车鸣喇叭。 皮卡迪利沿着特拉法加广场，观众有点困惑。 “游行有什么意义？”会计师帕特里克·格里森问道。 好像要回答，在“尊重科学！”的游行中出现了一个颂歌.Gleeson看上去很困惑。 “我以为我们都尊重科学，”他对妻子说。
一些与会者表示他们正在前进，以支持美国和其他国家的研究人员，他们认为科学受到的尊重较少。 “这就像是一场团结一致的游行，”史蒂夫·坎纳姆说，他在萨里大学的一所大学从事临床研究工作。 “如果你知道其他人支持你，那就更容易继续战斗，”在剑桥大学工作的癌症生物学家Isabel Quiros Gonzalez补充道。 她担心反对组织和那些“怀疑我们的工作和诚实的人”。
银行家保罗·布拉德伯里（Paul Bradbury）停下来观看了一些游行，并获得批准。 “科学肯定在帮助我们，尤其是有疾病的人。”同时接受它的还有图形设计师Janice Alexander，他喜欢这种迹象和情绪平静的事实。 “如果他们说科学是重要的，我们应该相信它，那么这是展示它的适当方式。 我们是英国人; 我们喜欢有条不紊的东西。“
一旦游行到议会广场，倡导组织科学的发言人安德鲁斯蒂尔试图将热量调高。 “作为科学家，我们不喜欢愤怒，我们喜欢证据，”他说。 “但我们要谈谈资金筹措问题。”他指出，投资于英国的资金占GDP的比例远低于美国和德国。 然后是英国退欧：政府没有向欧盟公民保证，他们将能够在英国脱离后留下来。 “这还不够好，”斯蒂尔说，他的声音在升高。 “我希望你能帮助我把科学变成一个巨大的政治问题。”
英国退欧是许多人的想法，因为它可能会严重阻碍欧洲科学家在英国工作的能力。伦敦大学学院的天文学家弗朗西斯科·迭戈提醒人们，科学已经证明所有人都将其起源追溯到非洲。 “我们是如何在这个星球上居住的？ 通过迁移，“他说，欢呼。 议会开会的威斯敏斯特宫在午后的阳光下变得金黄。 “大声说，所以他们可以听到。”
许多发言者都强调了向公众开放的必要性。 萨里大学的材料化学家Suze Kundu说：“你们每个人 - 不要告诉别人你为什么来这里。” 科学记者安吉拉·塞尼（Angela Saini）听到了单一的批评声，劝告科学界更好地解决自己的性别歧视和种族主义问题。
结束集会的是喜剧演员罗宾·因斯（Robin Ince），他沉思着科学的灵感。 “这是关于提出最错误的答案。 这就是伟大的 - 它永远不会结束。 这里没有孩子会听到这样的话，“科学已经完成了。”“组织者希望March for Science-London也是如此。 故事Sylwester是达勒姆大学古生物病理学的研究生，她告诉“ 科学内幕”，她希望它能够成为March for Science-UK，并继续倡导研究。 - Erik Stokstad
你们。 这个投票率。 非常感谢你的到来，并成为这么重要的事情的一部分。- MarchLD for ScienceLDN（@LDNsciencemarch）
圣保罗，巴西 | 美国东部时间下午2:35 没有游行许可证，所以巴西的帐篷
圣保罗游行的组织者无法获得官员进行游行的许可，因此该活动被设立为一个科学博览会，其中有几个帐篷，上面有着名的巴西科学家的名字，每个帐篷都展示了科学研究 - 例如，来自圣保罗大学的昆虫收集和原始人类头骨的演员表。 今天早些时候约有200人聚集在这里。
在下面的顶部照片中，圣保罗大学的生物学学生莱昂纳多·巴罗洛向公众展示了昆虫和龟壳。 在底部照片中，圣保罗大学的生物人体学家PedrodaGlória准备公开展示原始人头骨。 - Herton Escobar
华盛顿特区 | 美国东部时间下午2:27 记者圆桌会议：反思欧洲游行
随着欧洲游行几近结束， 科学记者报道了为在线聊天而聚集的一些活动，以比较和对比他们所看到和听到的内容。 该组织成员包括格雷琴沃格尔，他曾在柏林参加游行; Kai Kupferschmidt（波恩）; 丹尼尔克莱里（伦敦）; 和Martin Enserink（巴黎）。 为了简洁明了，华盛顿特区的David Malakoff对聊天进行了主持和编辑
格雷琴沃格尔：柏林的游行比我想象的要安静。 一开始有鼓手，但游行本身大部分都是安静的，人们互相聊天，但没有念诵。 在匈牙利大使馆面前有一些口哨和嘘声（因为匈牙利政府正在努力关闭中欧大学）。
大卫： 的让我感到震惊。 这是自发的吗？
格雷琴：非常感动。 最后阶段有一所大学的合唱团。 合唱团的导演带领着人群。 他们先哼唱，然后齐声唱，然后和谐地唱。
丹尼尔克莱里：伦敦游行非常愉快而且非常幽默。 所有年龄段和至少两种（狗也）。 最后的演讲一般都是幽默的，喜剧演员罗宾·因斯（Robin Ince）带领着 （来自蒙蒂蟒蛇音乐剧）。
Kai Kupferschmidt：在波恩，它相当柔和。 下雨没有帮助。 你可以感觉到人们觉得这是他们必须要做的事情。 有几个人告诉我他们不太相信它已经出现在这个问题上，为了科学而坚持事实。 该网站Hofgartenwiese举办了德国历史上最大的自由示威活动之一，有超过30万人参加。 相比之下，科学游行中不到1000人感觉很小。
马丁：我确实想知道巴黎的旁观者是怎么做的。 我不知道这个消息是否非常明确。 科学家制作非常聪明的横幅和标志，但它们往往相当小，旨在让其他科学家轻笑......我怀疑从他们的梯田观看的服务员得到了它。
格雷琴：在S-Bahn和街上有很多关于人们携带的标志的问题。 每个人都非常积极。 一位服务员说，“所以游行是为了某事而不是反对什么？ 这一次很好。“
马丁：特朗普在巴黎扮演了重要角色。 他几乎每次演讲都会出现。 我认为欧洲科学家真的很震惊。 当然，全球变暖是一个大问题。 这是巴黎的巴黎协议。
凯：波恩有反特朗普的迹象。 有几个人有迹象说“按数据抓住它们”，当然也是间接参考。 但问题远不止于此：土耳其，匈牙利，反vaxxers，气候变化。
马丁：是的，我同意这些问题远远超出了特朗普。 对于这些游行来说，这是有趣的事情：每个人都可以将他们当地的关注点投射到他们身上。 法国的一些科学家不喜欢以绩效为基础的资金。 ......不仅仅是因为它不够; 有些人只是不喜欢整个概念。
马丁：这是法国，所以毫无疑问会有另一次游行; 科学家已多次走上街头。 接下来会发生什么将取决于下一届政府。 （明天我们会对此有所了解。）但我觉得有趣的是，这是第一次全球化的科学家游行。 你可以从演讲和标语中看出来。 从这个意义上说，这可能是新事物的开始。 同样值得注意的是：在圣米歇尔广场的终点，一首诗用英文读。
凯：波恩人肯定愿意做得更多，但我认为他们中的大多数人都不知道该怎么做。 整个事件本来可以更好地组织（考虑到涉及多少所大学 - 波恩，科隆，亚琛，杜塞尔多夫以及更多的投票率应该更大）。 所以我对此没什么希望，导致未来的任何具体内容。 另一方面，这可能是一些参与者的需要：需要组织，建立结构。
马丁：另一件令我印象深刻的事情是：游行者喜欢称赞所有科学带来的好东西 - 从啤酒和抗生素到航空旅行，但从来没有任何不好的东西。 说科学是一切的答案似乎有点幼稚。 思考？
马丁：我确实也看到了大多数“安全”的问题。 例如，在法国，没有人可以为转基因生物辩护，因为它们非常不受欢迎。 我确实看到了一些非常无神论的迹象。
华盛顿特区 | 美国东部时间下午2:00 特朗普的炼金术士
来自费城德雷塞尔大学的科学史学家Amy Slaton在华盛顿特区的罗纳德里根大厦（Ronald Reagan Building）避雨。 她想要一个反特朗普的标志，但不一定是支持科学的：“我认为，如果你看到一位科学家，你会看到良好的思维，客观的思考和公平的思考，这有点危险，”她说。 “通常它掌握在富人，有特权的人手中，他们已经在世界上取得了很大的成功。” 她指出，今天的人群是“真正的白人”。 - Kelly Servick
波特兰，俄勒冈州 美国东部时间下午1:19 波特兰游行者为了科学而勇敢地下雨
当雨天降临时，波特兰的游行开始在莫里森桥下蜷缩在一起似乎是合适的。 Speeches here set to begin in 15 minutes. – Robert F. Service
Ice, ice, science
Yes we even have scientists marching at the North Pole!!! They're marching for climate action— Lucky Tran (@luckytran)
Washington DC | 1:00 pm EDT Poets take the road more traveled to DC
Six weeks ago, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in Ohio decided to join the March for Science in its own way. At the suggestion of poet Jane Hirshfield, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, they decided to bring their long-standing to DC for the march; the program is designed to engage people across disciplines. "Science and art are not opposites," says director David Hassler. "They share forms of passion and obsession, careful observation, desire to find shapeliness, and beauty to understand our world." Hassler and his group brought about a dozen 7-foot-tall banners with science-related poems on them, curated by Hirshfield, who read to the rain-soaked march audience. In their Poems for Science tent, the group encourages marchers to read printouts of some of the speeches from the rally; participants can cross out select words to create their own found poetry. Their work is featured on the . "We're on screen so much," says Alan Walker, a web designer and creative director of IdeaBase in Kent, who is part of the group, "we want to engage people where they are." – Carolyn Gramling
Clips from around Europe
REYKJAVIK | 12:16 pm EDT Marching near the Arctic Circle
Icelanders take to the street to support science.
CLEVELAND, OHIO | 11:50 am EDT “Let's have a cheer for that great African math geek Euclid!"
Thousands gathered on this chilly cloudy Cleveland morning. The mood was friendly and happy and speeches emphasized diversity. Keynote speaker Emmitt Jolly, a schistosomiasis researcher, noted that he was the son of a preacher and janitor, and worked in Alabama cotton fields for 2 years as a young man, but was still able to become a professor at Case Western Reserve University here. "Science is for everyone," he said." We must defend science with every moment, every energy of our bodies."
"Diversity has been important to science from the very beginning," said march co-organizer Patricia Princehouse. "The surveyors who laid out this city needed real science ... and they named [main avenue through the city] Euclid. Let's have a cheer for that great African math geek Euclid!" The large crowd obliged.
Evalyn Gates, CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, pointed out that many different kinds of organizations sponsored this march, showing how science is woven deeply into the fabric of society. Sponsors included the Cleveland Orchestra—music is sound science, says its poster—the Holden Arboretum, the Cleveland Clinic, and many more. Gates also noted a special guest atop the Tower City Center building adjacent to the rally: a female peregrine falcon sitting on five eggs. "Another species saved by science!" she said. – Elizabeth Culotta
WASHINGTON, DC | 11:50 am EDT More numbers rolling in
Paris organizers are saying 4500 to 5000 people joined their event. The Berlin tally is 11,000. In London, the unofficial estimate is 10,000 to 12,000. But Bonn attracted just 850 to 2000, depending on the estimate. And although it is still early, organizers of the DC march are estimating 40,000.
WASHINGTON DC | 11:30 am EDT As drizzle falls, a flurry of preparations in US capital
next to the Washington Monument here, and there have been signs all morning of preparations for the Washington, DC, science march. Despite the cool, drizzly weather, spirits appear to be high. Here are some scenes from Science photo editor Bill Douthitt:
Outside the entrance to the march, a crew from the science education program InSciEd Out, based in Rochester, Minnesota, prepared for the day, reports Kelly Servick. They came attired in zebrafish hats.
"We knew that the brain hat was a very high potential" among marchers, says Chris Pierret, a biologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, but his group commissioned crocheted zebrafish hats, honoring one of their favorite disease research models.
Carolyn Gramling reports that members of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology and the Paleontology Society of Washington began gathering in DC around 9:30 am, sporting foam fingers and signs reading "Don't let science go extinct."
"Who knows better than paleontologists what can happen when the climate changes?" says paleontologist Mary Droser, who traveled to DC from the University of California, Riverside. She says they're expecting a group of 150 to 200 people to show up; and more paleontologists are marching in 47 marches around the United States. "We've run the experiment of climate change on this planet. More than anybody, we know how bad it gets."
Some costumes were a bit showy, Carolyn discovered. She snapped a shot of Stephen Young, of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC, dressed as The Muppet Show character Beaker. And artist Ed Charbonneau, who teaches at Minnesota College of Design in Minneapolis, dressed as a bee.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND A video mashup of one of the globe's first marches, in Auckland
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA | 11:09 am EDT Washington, DC–area high schoolers prepare to march
An intense poster-making session was underway early this morning in Arlington, Virginia—just across the Potomac River from the march—by a group of students who planned to attend. Among those designing messages were high school seniors Elizabeth Woolford, Lily Gehrenbeck, and Abigail Etterson. "Both my parents are scientists, so the attack on science, it's a little bit personal," said Etterson, who traveled from Duluth, Minnesota, to march in DC "The attack that Rachel Carson was under in the 1960s ... is what a lot of environmental scientists are experiencing today," said Woolford, who lives in Arlington and this year wrote and performed a one-person show on Carson. As march time approached, the group was unhurried. "Let's make 10:15 our leaving time. But we'll make it a hard leaving time," said Gehrenbeck, who lives in Arlington. – Meredith Wadman
Cape Town and Durban, South Africa | 10:45 am EDT Tragic anti-science memories mix with youthful optimism in South African marches
Plenty of children joined the march in Cape Town, South Africa, this morning. Carrying placards saying "future scientist" and "science is for everyone," they made their way with their adult companions to the Cape Town Science Centre that nestles at the foot of Table Mountain in the suburb of Observatory. The Cape Town march was apolitical and strove to showcase the positive things science can bring to South Africa, rather than negative sentiments about the anti-science movement, said its organizer Julie Kohn of Cornell University, a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Cape Town. Every person on the march received free entry into the science center, which aims to improve the quality of science literacy among young South Africans.
Scientists also marched in the east coast city of Durban this morning. At the forefront walked veterans of South Africa's era of AIDS denialism: Glenda Gray, Jerry Coovadia, and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, among others, who stood up for science in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the country's government, led by former president Thabo Mbeki, cast doubt on whether HIV causes AIDS. Hundreds of thousands of South Africans died as a result of the "alternative facts" peddled by the Mbeki government because they could not access lifesaving antiretroviral drugs. – Linda Nordling
Paris | 10:30 am EDT More from Paris
The Paris march is taking its time, stopping at various research and higher education landmarks for speeches along the way. After a lengthy pause at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, we're now at the Collėge de France, where speakers lament the Trump administration's views on climate change and the French government's broken promisies. Organizers say there are between 4500 and 5200 marchers, which seems about right. The march is relaxed but a bit subdued—not nearly the level of noise and anger you see at some rallies here.
OK, the crowd is moving again. Next stop: the Sorbonne. – Martin Enserink
LONDON | 10:14 am EDT Retraction watch in London
James Wagstaff, a University of Cambridge Ph.D. student in molecular biology, set some realistic expectations at the London march. "We don't want to have to retract our sign," he told me. – Erik Stokstad
Amsterdam | 10:00 am EDT We all scream for ice cream, and science
Throughout the day, an estimated 2000 people have come to the Museum Square in Amsterdam for this city's March for Science event. In front of the Rijksmuseum, the largest museum on Dutch heritage in the country and holder of some of the most well-known pieces of art in the world, like The Night Watch from Rembrandt, a nice science fair took place. Many activities were inside two white tents, not a bad choice given it was fairly cold and rainy today. The tent run by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was popular although that may be because it offered free ice cream. Small exhibits with experiments were everywhere, mainly done by volunteers from different Dutch universities and other science institutes. You could enjoy watching what happens when a marshmallow sits in a vacuum, or just look through a telescope. Scientists in front of research posters explained scientific concepts, like climate change and fabrication of the flu vaccine. One protester's sign quipped “Science: running everything since 1543,” a reference to Nicolaus Copernicus's treatise that year arguing our planet revolves around the sun, instead of the other way. – Krijn Soeteman
PARIS | 9:42 am EDT “I'm marching for her”
We're marching past the National Museum for Natural History now, one of many science landmarks along the way. Mélina Heuzé and Antoine Chaillet (below) are marching clad in lab coats, along with their daughter, who's taking pictures. Chaillet says he's troubled by the rise in fake news and uncritical thinking, even among his own relatives. Heuzé, who has test tubes attached to her hat, points at her daughter and says: "I'm marching for her." – Martin Enserink
BERLIN | 9:31 am EDT Ending with an ode to freedom of thought
The Berlin march has ended with the crowd singing, in harmony, “Die Gedanken sind frei” a German folk song that was prohibited during the student unrest of the 1840s, and again during the Third Reich. It is one of Germany's most beloved protest songs. – Gretchen Vogel
Barcelona, Spain | 9:21 am EDT Beachside science discussion in Barcelona
About 40 volunteers organized this city's March for Science event, a roundtable discussion not far from one of its famous urban beaches. Pablo Rodríguez Ros of the Institute of Marine Sciences, one among the hundreds of attendees, says he gave up a Saturday “because I think science should be closer to society. We need to involve people to improve the wellbeing of society. We help you, but we need society's help too.”
The event began with a reading of a pro-science manifesto in three languages: English, Spanish, and Catalan. One part declared: “It is worrying the rising acceptance of environmental and safety policies that purposefully go against scientific evidences such as the effectiveness of vaccination, the theory of evolution or climate change.”
The roundtable included scientists, journalists and science policy officials. “We need to march for open science, not just science,” said Joan Subirats a political scientist at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Another panelist, Mara Dierssen, a neurobiologist at the Centre of Genomic Research, argued that “countries that invest a lot in science have a higher level of life quality and stronger economies. “ Pere Estupinyà, a journalist participating in the roundtable, also noted “Science is not easy, because sometimes it tells us things we don't want to hear. We can't cherry pick only the things we like!” – Luca Tancredi Barone
BERLIN | 8:40 am EDT 10,000 marchers? “That would be an unverified fact.”
Science ’s Gretchen Vogel reports from the speeches:
- Berlin mayor Michael Müller tells the crowd that while Berlin has a history of great science, it also has a dark chapter when science and scientists were persecuted and silenced. Therefore we especially stand with scientists around the world who suffer political persecution, he says. There is a big cheer for solidarity with Central European University in Budapest, which the Hungarian government has targeted for closure.
- Speakers have had to ask the crowd to squeeze forward more so everyone could fit in the allotted space, which is Pariser Platz, in front of the Brandenburg gate. One speaker, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, says there is a rumor that the police estimate 10,000 marchers, "but I want to be careful. That would be an unverified fact."
PARIS | 8:20 am EDT “Marty, science is in danger!”
A sign referencing the film is among those being held by marchers in a crowd of at least a thousand people that has gathered outside the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Trade unions out in force, it seems. Speeches denouncing Donald Trump and attacks in science and education are in progress; the actual march will start later. – Martin Enserink
AUSTRALIA | 8:15 am EDT The numbers are in from down under
About 10,000 people marched in eight events nationwide, with 4000 in Melbourne, 3000 in Sydney, and 1000 in Canberra, according to Jocelyn Prasad, media coordinator for March for Science Australia. – Dennis Normile
BERLIN | 8:00 am EDT Berlin hits the road
In Berlin, marchers gathered at Humboldt University, across from bebelplatz, where Nazis burned books. They marched past the Hungarian embassy, where some marchers held signs in support of the central European university. They have now reached the Brandenburg gate. Organizers just said the crowd is between 4 and 5000 people. – Gretchen Vogel
Bonn, Germany | 7:45 am EDT Protests abound in Germany, not all science-related
About 500 people have gathered in drizzly rain in Bonn for a science march with no marching but plenty of signs and several speeches. Many people here said they had a hard time deciding which protest to join this weekend. Several large pro-European Union demonstrations are scheduled for Sunday. And plenty of protests are planned in nearby Cologne where right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is holding a convention this weekend. The party's manifesto has this to say on climate change: "For as long as the earth exists, the climate will change. Policies of climate protection rely on useless computer models of the IPCC. Carbon dioxide is not a harmful substance, but an essential part of life."
Several people here said they knew friends and colleagues who had decided to join those protests to take a stand for science. Other protesters decided to join the March for Science, still somewhat stunned at how the world had changed in recent months. "I really still can't believe we have to fight for facts," says Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, a Brazilian expert on international climate policies who lives in Bonn. "But here we are. You can't take progress for granted." – Kai Kupferschmidt
LONDON | 6:46 am EDT London march revving up
The March for Science London is about to set off from outside the Science Museum. From there marchers will go along the side of Hyde Park, along Picadilly, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and then down Whitehall to Parliament Square. A rally there is due to start at 2 pm There is a genial atmosphere and numbers are in the thousands.
PARIS | 6:16 am EDT In Paris, a march sandwiched between a terror attack and presidential elections
The will start in less than an hour at the Jardin des Plantes, a botanical garden, from where it will make its way past a series of research landmarks on the Left Bank, to finish at the Place St. Michel. It's one of .
The French march often to express their political views, and scientists are no exception; lab coats have flooded the streets and squares of Paris and other cities many times the past decade to protest lagging funding, a lack of permanent jobs , or proposed reforms to the academic system. The organizers of today's march say that the event is partly about Donald Trump's “hostile ideology” with respect to science, but also about threats in France, including politicians' focus on “innovation and the knowledge economy.”
How many people show up today is anyone's guess. It's an extraordinary time in France, and Paris is on edge. Tomorrow is the first round of what could be the most consequential presidential electon in half a century; right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen of the National Front, abhorred by most French academics, is expected to proceed to the 7 May run-off easily. (Here's a about the race.) And this past Thursday, a gunman , a famous shopping boulevard here, killing a policeman. (The shooter, a radicalized Frenchman with a violent and criminal past, was also killed.) Several of the main presidential candidates canceled their campaign appearances yesterday.
The French, in other words, have many other things to worry about besides the future of science, which could put a damper on today's event. On the other hand, it could also motivate people to come out and express their trust in science and reason. It will be interesting to what extent the presidential race—in which science has been notably absent—plays a role in the march. – Martin Enserink
CAMBRIDGE, UK | 5:15 am EDT London calling
Science 's Erik Stokstad is heading from our bureau in Cambridge, UK to the London march. At the train station, he met Rebecca Gladstone, right, a postdoc at the Sanger Institute, and Elizabeth Beales, left, who is associated with the Babraham research campus. They said they are marching to get people excited about science. Gladstone's shirt offers a quick lesson in the scientific method.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA | 4:40 am EDT Robots help Korean science community engage the public
The March for Science in Seoul has turned its event into something of a science fair. A variety of science-related groups set up about 15 booths to disseminate information and attract children with biology and robotics demonstrations.
"We were trying to share science with the public," says Seungwhan Kim, a physicist at Pohang University of Science and Technology who chairs the local organizing committee. And the weather cooperated. "It's a beautiful Saturday, sunny and with clear skies; a lot of families were coming to the area," says Kim. The booths, located in a plaza in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul, were open from 11 am until 5 pm and attracted "a steady stream of people," Kim says.
An hour of speeches began at 2 pm local time, with 10 researchers and teachers describing their lives as scientists to an audience sprawling over the steps of the center. And at 3 pm, there finally was a march, with about 1000 participants, proceeding through the city's Gwanghwamun district and returning to the center.
Two foreign scientists were among the 10 speakers—one from Syria, the other from the United States. There were also quite a few non-Koreans participating in the march. "It was an international event," he says. – Dennis Normile
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM | 4:29 am EDT Half a dozen take to the streets in Saigon
Here are the people who participated in the March for Science in Ho Chi Minh City—all six of them! A small but enthusiastic crowd, they say on their , which has a few more photos: “Only 6 of us here for the #marchforscience in Saigon but we're excited!” – Martin Enserink
DHAKA, BANGLADESH | 3:45 am EDT Science supporters gather in Bangladesh
The science march in Bangladesh earlier today was what looks like a fairly small gathering at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in the capital, Dhaka. Check out the of the Bangladesh Alliance for Science for an impression. Here's the alliance's march .
Update: Hossain estimates that nearly 300 people participated in the event. Here is ; a photo is below. – Martin Enserink
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND | 3:10 am EDT Marchers credit science for humanity's advances
Waving banners reading from "Wasting Science is Wasting Solutions" to "Your Truth Needs Proof," an enthusiastic crowd of 300 to 400 people joined the March for Science in Auckland, New Zealand, this afternoon. Onlookers were captivated as the procession—made up of researchers, families and other science supporters—advanced up Auckland's Queen Street in the heart of the city.
The March for Science NZ organizers say they walked today for “science and knowledge to be reaffirmed as fundamental" to democratic decision-making in New Zealand, as well as to stand in solidarity with fellow scientists worldwide. March co-organizer Steph Borrelle, a conservation scientist at the Auckland University of Technology, told Science that she was also personally motivated to march as a woman in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “I march to demand equity,” she said, "I march for all women who follow after us, so that they can flourish and make science better for everyone.”
Auckland's march is the last of five taking place in New Zealand today, joining Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, and Wellington. Following the march, the crowd gathered around the bandstand in Albert Park to hear a number of speakers. Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, of the University of Auckland, began by stressing the importance of science to modern life. "Science is the reason that I—as a woman—am here today and didn't die 10 years ago when I was giving birth to my daughter," she said. "Science is why many of us didn't die before we got to the age of 5—how amazing is that?" Wiles also said that the scientists were standing with their colleagues in the humanities, who "are also taking a pounding from the government."
"When politicians use their belief systems to override the facts, the scientific facts, we are all in for a whole world of hurt," said Green Party co-leader James Shaw, thanking the crowd for standing with science. In New Zealand, "things aren't nearly as bad as they are in the United States in terms of that political discourse—but it could go that way,” he said. “We do need to stand up against that."
Shaw also stressed the importance of ensuring that science is properly funded in New Zealand. "You [scientists] are heroes, you save lives, you make the future better for all of us," he concluded. "Science is, and always will be, the reason that humanity moves forward," added Alexia Hilbertidou, founder and CEO of the New Zealand–based organization GirlBoss, which encourages young women to enter male-dominated STEM fields. She concluded: "We must be a generation brave enough to stand on the shoulders of science and see further—and then march forward into that future." – Ian Randall
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | 11:49 pm EDT Marchers spill into streets surrounding park
The event in Sydney started at noon local time with a lineup of speakers who found themselves addressing a crowd that filled Martin Place, a pedestrian mall stretching for several blocks in the central business district. "We're absolutely packed, the crowd is massive, well beyond expectations," says Stuart Khan, an environmental engineer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told Science by phone. "People are overflowing onto the road," he adds. Speeches are wrapping up at 1 pm and then participants will march down Macquarie Street, past the building housing the New South Wales parliament, to Hyde Park, at the very center of Sydney.
The Sydney crowd probably numbers over 2000, says Jocelyn Prasad, media coordinator for the Australian marches. "We've got a wide variety of ages and groups, it's peaceful, and there is a great feeling of solidarity," she adds. "We're feeling pretty happy about it just now."
They don't yet have turnout numbers for the other eight marches happening around Australia at different times today. But the other events also seem to be going well. "We're happy to be kicking it off globally, we're hoping they get a good turnout in the States," Prasad says. – Dennis Normile
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | 11:03 pm EDT A spin around the Sydney march
Defending Science's vital role in our society— Matt Swan (@MattASwan)
TOKYO, JAPAN | 10:30 pm EDT Small but enthusiastic crowd marching through downtown Tokyo
The numbers for the march in Tokyo are modest at just 50 to 60, as a result of a late start on organizing. "It's not a huge number, but we are all quite excited, certainly," says Rintaro Mori, a health policy expert at Japan's National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo. Starting at 11 am local time, marchers were heading out from Hibiya Park, which is located in the heart of the capital's governmental ministry district, and walk through the streets to Tokyo Station. "People from the governmental sector will be able to see us quite well," Mori says.
In addition to the typical signs pronouncing "Science not Silence" and "Respect Science," Mori says several people are carrying banners focusing on particular concerns, including the environment and renewable energy. One marcher in Christian religious garb is carrying a Japanese language sign that reads: "Religious people respect science."
You can see pictures of the Tokyo march on the Twitter account of . – Dennis Normile
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND | 10:15 pm EDT New Zealand sounds off
BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA | 9:33 pm EDT South Korea joins in
Marchers in Busan plan to gather at a Korean War veterans memorial, conduct some group chants, and march around the perimeter of the park. Busan is South Korea's second biggest city, behind Seoul.
Marching for Science in 20 minutes!— March for Science SK (@mfsbusan)
AUSTRALIA | 8:55 pm EDT Australians start heading to their marches
David Hyland-Wood, a writer, speaker, and computer researcher, took this shot of some marchers heading for the march in Brisbane. Australia's marches are about to get underway. Bernadette Hyland (right) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Queensland studying evidence-based policy. The two students to the left will be speaking at the march, Hyland-Wood says.
Beefy turnout in Wellington
Wellington New Zealand— Chris Edsall (@hpcchris)
TOKORIKI, FIJI | 7:46 pm EDT Can't beat this marcher's view
Julie Robson, a former lemur geneticist, and her 7-year-old daughter join the New Zealand marchers in spirit from a Fiji beach. Robson, whose Twitter bio says she's a "primatologist who got a bit lost, and found her place to stand," now works as a consultant for the University of Auckland, nongovernmental organizations, and others.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND | 7:11 pm EDT Flower power
Megan Woods, a member of New Zealand's parliament representing the Labour Party, is among the marchers and took this photo. "Wanting us politicians to use evidence when making policy is not confined to scientists," she wrote on Twitter. Woods is the Labour spokesperson for climate change.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND | 6:37 pm EDT Leaf science alone
Marchers gather in Cathedral Square before an 18-meter-high sculpture that commemorated the new millennium. It depicts the leaves of 42 plant species that are native to the island nation.
Plenty of people at the— Andrea Byrom (@squirrelsnz)
They're off and walking in New Zealand!
Gorgeous day to march for science!— Andrea Byrom (@squirrelsnz)
Marchers get their heads together
Happy poster recipient shows off her brain hat to be finished for tomorrow!— Alliance for Science (@ScienceAlly)
WASHINGTON, DC | 6:00 pm EDT What are editorial pages saying?
The marches haven't started yet, but editorial page writers around the world are already weighing in. Here's a small sampling of opinions:
The Washington Post argues that by reminding the public of the importance of research to fight diseases such as Ebola. But it urges marchers to remember that winning science funding battles can mean plunging into politics. “Many of those organizing and participating in the March for Science say it is a statement of belief in the power of empirical discovery, and not an anti-Trump protest,” the Post editorial notes. “It is fine to remain nonpartisan, but that should not mean being blissfully ignorant of the realities of politics. The battles to come in Washington over spending priorities could determine whether the United States will remain a global leader in scientific research.”
In Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald notes that Still, it “welcomes this public expression of support for science and rationality. However, we worry that displays of hubris or overt attempts to politicise the debate for narrow self-interest could cause a backlash among the very people the organisers claim to be speaking to: members of the public who do not trust science.”
At Cleveland.com, . But Ted Diadiun, one editorial board member, took a dim view. “A grandstand play, put on by people who don't like Trump or the GOP, regardless, that has nothing to do with climate change, alternative fuels or any other science. These folks ought to put their pocket protectors back in their short-sleeved dress shirts and get back into the labs where they belong.”
The Independent , which serves Livermore, California—home to the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory—notes that “science plays a large role in the economy of the area” and is urging local scientists to –David Malakoff
WASHINGTON, DC | 6:00 pm EDT Ready, set …
Welcome to Science ’s live, global coverage of the March for Science.
The first of more than 600 marches will kick off in New Zealand on Friday night, US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The Washington, DC, march opens its grounds at 8 am EDT. The last marches will occur in Hawaii on Saturday night EDT.
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