‘March for Science’ in Asia-Pacific, 22 April 2017

Photo Courtesy of March for Science’s Facebook page.

In conjunction with Earth Day, 22 April, individuals championing science took to the streets to protest against alleged ‘anti-science policies’ and to ‘defend scientific integrity’. The marches are stipulated to continue for a week, between 23-29 April 2017.

Said to have been prompted by the Trump administration’s policy on climate change and its budget cuts to science-related organizations, March for Science’s main event was held in Washington D.C., which saw some 40,000 protestors, including well-known scientists and science personalities such as educator Bill Nye. The movement claims to be non-partisan although its website admits to being an “explicitly political movement”.

Despite being a US-based movement, March for Science was designed to be a global event from its inception. The movement’s website acknowledges and actively promotes global satellites, which currently total 610.

Although many scientists have expressly supported the rallies, some critics – many of whom are also scientists – have criticized the movement because of its overtly political and ideological stance.

Here are some rallies that took place in the Asia-Pacific Region.

 

  • Malaysia

 

Photo Courtesy of March for Science’s Facebook page

 

  • Kyrgyzstan

 

Photo Courtesy of March for Science’s Facebook page

 

  • Bangladesh

Photo Courtesy of March for Science’s Facebook page

  • Australia

 

 

Photos courtesy of March for Science’ Facebook page

 

  • Japan

 

Photos courtesy of March for Science’ Facebook page

 

 

  • New Zealand

 

 

Photos courtesy of March for Science’ Facebook page

 

  • South Korea

 

Photos courtesy of March for Science’ Facebook page

 

  • The Philippines

 

 

Photo courtesy of Kalikasan’s Facebook page

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