March for Science was a fun crowd, the signs were really creative. It’s estimated about 20,000 marchers came out. It was very well organized so it didn’t feel overcrowded. We didn’t get to take many pictures since we were holding up our signs. Holding up a sign for about two hours tires out the arms, they are still a little sore today.
Victor was grinning, he was happy to be amongst tons of science enthusiasts. He originally was going to use a science board and say various things but changed his mind last minute and decided to make it look like a science project in school. A lot of people asked to take a picture of him, one lady posed and had her partner take a picture of them together with his sign.
My sign was really Vic’s idea to. At Columbus Circle there was a black lady that said to me, “I needed to see that. I have to take a picture. Thank you for that.” She was really nice and I thanked her for taking a pic.
It’s kind of funny, at every march and rally I’ve been to, we all ask to take pics of each others signs and thank each other. Someone made a sign with the twins from The Shining, that was great, they were too far ahead and it was raining so the pic didn’t come out.
There were a few entry points to the march, we started at 72nd Street. As our group passed Trump International Hotel a guy by us said, “Let’s salute him with the New York State bird.” So we all raised our middle finger while chanting shame.
Science is the way forward. Science is reality. It’s really ashame what’s happened to this country. Many of my friends think the US has hit it’s peak. It really seems like that. I’m hoping all this activist energy will change the tide for future generations but it’s going to be a long fight. It was great seeing parents take their kids to the march. They made really cute signs that we didn’t really take pictures of. We didn’t want to keep stopping in the crowd to snap pics. Scientists, parents, kids of all ages, students and science fans took to the streets to express how important science is to humanity.