Julia Boughner, one of the organizers of this year's march in Saskatoon and an associate professor in the college of medicine, said the March for Science is an important step to help citizens get informed and involved in the policy making process.
In Washington, DC, more than 500 people donned white lab coats and carried signs that said, "Science not Silence" and "Make America Smart Again" a play on Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again".
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"Good science depends on good democracy". Park followed by a march to the Rochester Riverside Hotel, where the organization will hold a science expo and career fair. While the ones working in government institutions said that they would be given memos for participating in a march which demanded more funds for science and education, most pointed out that there were no results to show from the previous event. Marching in Cologne, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar chanted, "Fight fear with the facts". The demands of the march remained the same as its predecessor, organised in the city on August 9 past year: allocation of at least 3% of the GDP to scientific and technological research (currently, 0.85%) and 10% towards education; develop scientific tempter; ensure the education system does not contradict scientific evidence; and enact policies based on scientific evidence.
In total, protest marches were planned for 14 German cities including Kassel, Koblenz, Saarbrücken and Trier.