On Saturday, April 22nd, tens of thousands of people across the US and in other countries marched “for science”. The main march was planned to take place in Washington, D.C., but there were several thousand protesters in Berlin as well. The organizers describe their reasons for marching as follows:
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.