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March for Science to be organized in capital on Saturday

March for Science to be organized in capital on Saturday

Participation in March for Science rallies in Germany was lower than expected.

Cigliano's message was one of many shared at the rally Saturday afternoon, where people sported "Blue Wave" shirts and signs saying "science is not a liberal conspiracy" and "I'm with her" with an arrow pointing to the earth. An essay contest for the High School students and a poster contest for the middle school students are part of this year's march.

Participants in the march, which took place in cities across Canada and around the world, hope to promote the need for all levels of government to tackle policy making with a scientific and evidence based approach.

"There's no room for climate deniers", she said.




" Additionally, there is a systematic attack on science and scientific attitudes including by influential leaders of the ruling dispensation in the form of questioning the theory of evolution, and positing bogus theories, fake history, unscientific claims of knowledge in ancient India, and advancing myths as historical fact", it added.

Many speakers directed their ire toward the President and the Republican party, voicing their opposition to budget proposals by the Trump administration that would cut billions from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The rally and march are meant to serve as "a physical and symbolic show of the movement toward a future where science serves all", says a press release from the organizing committee.

Scientists' criticism of the President grew weeks later when he decided the United States would pull out of the Paris climate accord.