Despite the rain in DC, thousands of people turned out for the Science March, the Los Angeles Times reports. Others joined satellite marches at cities across the world.
The march organizers have said that their event was nonpartisan and aimed to celebrate and promote science. "I think the profession of science is under attack, and why is that happening? Because we've really ceded the floor," co-organizer Lucky Tran tells NPR. "We haven't engaged in politics, we've left that open for politicians to come in and really hijack and obfuscate science for their own selfish needs."
Protestors came up with a number of eye-catching signs. In DC, there was:
In New York:
And in Edmonton, a Tyrannosaurus rex as spotted among the crowd:
GenomeWeb's Turna Ray even chimed in from Jamaica: