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Why tens of thousands could turn out for Seattle’s March for Science

Why tens of thousands could turn out for Seattle’s March for Science

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Washington, DC, April 20, 2017 | comments

John Macklin was never the marching sort.

Throughout his long career as a chemist at the University of Washington, Macklin admits he lived up to some of the stereotypes of an academic. “The idea is that you’re in your ivory tower,” he said. “Aloof. Uninvolved.”

Seattle’s March for Science will begin with a rally and speeches at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. The march will start moving around noon and end about an hour later at the International Fountain at Seattle Center. Speakers include Mayor Ed Murray, EPA official Michael Cox and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene.

“I would never have imagined such a thing,” Macklin said. “Because I would never have imagined such a need or such a desire on the part of scientists to get out and take a stand.”

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