People took to the streets of Boston again Sunday afternoon — this time in the name of science.
“This isn’t meant to be partisan or advocate for any particular outcome of research,’’Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine scientist who spoke at the rally, told The Boston Globe earlier this week. “We’re standing up for evidence-based decision-making, and science that’s done for the public good.”
Nevertheless, as hundreds filled Copley Square, the message was in equal measure in support of science as it was a response to President Donald Trump. The combination produced an array of creative politically-tinged signs that the very nerd-at-heart would appreciate.
— Robin Herman (@girlinthelocker) February 19, 2017
Much of the protest was directed toward the Trump administration’s positions and actions regarding environmental science and climate change, including the Republican president’s appointment of climate-science skeptic Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Yet there were also more than a few jabs at the Trump team’s tendency to play fast and loose with fact-based reality.
Not that all the signs were explicitly anti-Trump. Many were very much apolitical.
— Adam Salsman (@asalsman) February 19, 2017
— Bev Lamarr (@bevLaMarr) February 19, 2017
Others were less so.
There were even a few dogs who got in on the demonstration.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a true protest without that guy.