March for Science St. Louis

Thousands of protesters participated in the March for Science in St. Louis that started at Aloe Park across Market Street from Union Station and made its way to Luther Ely Smith Square in front of the Gateway Arch. The march was held in solidarity with others happening all over the United States for Earth Day. Participants ranged from scientists and professors to college students and children.

This is the mission statement from the Facebook event: “The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-­‐based policies in the public interest.”

The front of the marchers lined up in Market Street to begin the March for Science from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square in Downtown St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Marchers begin walking into Market Street to begin the March for Science from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square in Downtown St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A man holds a sign attached to a hockey stick that says Science > Shit you read on Twitter while marching down Market Street in Downtown St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

An organizer leads chants from a megaphone in front of the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A school teacher stands on the sidewalk as the march passes by on Market Street in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

People at the front of the March for Science yell along with chants as the march makes it way through Downtown St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A protester wearing a lab coat holds a sign supporting vaccines in the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A protester holds a sign that says The EPA Protects All of Us at the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters march from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square in Downtown St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A protester holds a sign that says I’m With Her, referencing Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan from the 2016 presidential election in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

An organizer leads chants from a megaphone in front of the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters walk down Market Street from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square for the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters walk down Market Street from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square for the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A man chants while waving an American flag during the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters against Republic Services who own the Westlake Landfill in St. Louis County where an underground fire is burning near radioactive waste on April 22, 2017.

A protester holds a sign that says Resist at the March for Science in St. Louis on April, 22 2017.

A protester’s dog wears a sign that says I Recycle! at the March for Science in St. Louis on April, 22 2017.

A protester writes Spire and B.O.A. Support Pipelines and Rape and Pillage of Mother Earth in front of the Bank Of America building during the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters walk down Market Street from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square for the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

A protester holds up a microscope while walking down Market Street from Union Station to Luther Ely Smith Square for the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters walk into Luther Ely Smith Square at the end of March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

Protesters gather in Luther Ely Smith Square for a rally after the March for Science in St. Louis on April 22, 2017.

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