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Group of Scientists Planning March in Washington to Protest Trump

Group of Scientists Planning March in Washington to Protest Trump

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:02 PM EST

A large group of scientists are planning a march in Washington, D.C., to protest Donald Trump's policies on climate change and other issues, The Washington Post reported.

A group calling itself "Scientists March on Washington" has created a Facebook page, Twitter account and a website to organize the march, but has not set on a date. 

"Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy," the website read. "This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science."

University of Texas Health Science Center postdoctoral fellow Jonathan Berman and science writer and public health researcher Caroline Weinberg are co-chairs behind the effort, the Post reported.

Weinberg said Tuesday's news Trump administration officials instructed employees at some federal research agencies to cease communicating with the public "lit a fire under us."

"We were inspired (well, infuriated) by the current attacks on science from the new administration," she wrote in an email. "Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy."

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A large group of scientists are planning a march in Washington, D.C. to protest Donald Trump's policies on climate change and other issues, The Washington Post reported.
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:02 PM
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