Large turnout for "March for Science" in Buffalo

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 22, 2017

Several thousand took part in the “March for Science” in Buffalo on Saturday.

The event was the first of its kind. Organizers said the purpose was to defend the vital role science plays in everyday life, including in health, safety, economies, and governments.

The march in the Queen City was in conjunction with other marches across the U.S. Participants walked from Soldier Circle to Delaware Park.

“Scientific discovery and innovation are a critical part of our nation and our future -- science extends our lives, protects our planet, puts food on our table, contributes to the economy, and allows us to communicate and collaborate with people around the world,” said Caroline Weinberg, National Co-Chair, March for Science. “Despite this fact, science and scientists, and evidence based policies are under attack. Policymakers threaten our present and future by ignoring scientific evidence when crafting policy, threatening scientific advancement through budget cuts, and limiting the public’s knowledge by silencing scientists.”

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