More than 1,000 turn out for Reno March for Science

this is the Reno March for Science in downtown Reno. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.
this is the Reno March for Science in downtown Reno. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.(KOLO)
Published: Apr. 22, 2017 at 10:34 AM PDT
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More than 1,000 people went to downtown Reno Saturday for the March for Science to protest scientific censorship. An exact number of participants is unavailable, but some estimates put it at several thousand.

Reno is one of three places in Nevada having a March for Science on Earth Day and more than 200 cities worldwide are participating.

Organizers note the march comes as science faces budget cuts and other challenges.

“Our goal is to ensure that evidence-based scientific research is not silenced, and is utilized in the formation of policy and as a guide for government action,” organizers said in a statement.

In Reno, the march was scheduled to go from the federal building at Liberty and South Virginia streets to the Civic Plaza.

Thousands of Californians join March for Science
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of people in cities across California are demonstrating in the nationwide March for Science.
Led by two electric massive electric Hummers, several thousand people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. They chanted "Money for science and education, not for wars and climate alteration."
They carried signs reading "There is no Planet B" and "The Earth does not belong to man."
Marches were also underway in San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego and Palm Springs.
Alex Bradley, lead organizer of the Los Angeles march, says "evidence-based facts matter and should drive our policy decision-making."
More than 500 such marches are happening across the country, anchored in Washington. Organizers say the marches stem from science-related budget cuts, such as proposed 20 percent slice of the National Institute of Health.

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