In DepthSCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Meet the science marchers

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Science  28 Apr 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6336, pp. 358-359
DOI: 10.1126/science.356.6336.358

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Who hit the streets for the 22 April March for Science? A series of short profiles illustrates that marchers around the globe came from many backgrounds, and had many motivations for marching. There were high school students, veteran scientists, community leaders, and science enthusiasts. Some wanted to send an angry message to politicians. Others sought to open a conversation with their neighbors. Some participants marched with tens of thousands of others. Others, including a lone scientist on a remote island off Alaska, walked solo. And the some 600 march locales were as diverse as the participants. There were parades across icy Norwegian landscapes above the Arctic Circle, through busy European downtowns, and rallies on sun-warmed plazas near the equator.