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Thousands march in support of science

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1992 (Published 24 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1992
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Thousands of people took part in the March for Science in more than 600 cities around the world on Saturday 22 April, when Earth Day was also celebrated.

At the main event in Washington, DC, celebrity science spokesman Bill Nye, co-chair of the march and head of the Planetary Society, pointed out that the US Constitution calls on Congress “to promote the progress of science and useful arts.”1 “Yet today,” he said, “we have a great many lawmakers, not just here but around the world, deliberately ignoring and actively suppressing science. Their inclination is misguided …

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