It was raining on the evening of April 22, 2017. This did not stop the townies of Blacksburg; faculty, and students from Virginia Tech marching down the streets of Downtown and the VT campus. The protesters were vocal, they did not want the United States Government and particularly President Trump to go ahead with the new budget that will kill funding for almost all federal science organization.
The direness of the situation becomes evident with this protest. because most scientists are peace loving people. One of the slogans that stood out to me was:
“What do we want?”
“Evidence based science”
“When do we want it?”
I hope the effort of the thousands of people does not get wasted and something positive comes out of this effort.