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Kansas City’s March for Science started before 9:00 a.m. as people gathered at 27th and Grand for the 9:30 march past Crown Center to Washington Square Park.

If I die, I’m taking you with me.

In science we trust.

Donald Trump isn’t a popular figure:

Trumpcare is an oxymoron, Trump is just a moron.

I’m with her.

Keep your theology out of biology.

Make America smart again.

The marchers streamed into the park.

Science is the antidote to superstition.

Don’t tread on me.

The crowd in the park, easily numbering over two thousand, listened to a number of speakers.

Science trumps silence.

Insufficient facts always invite danger, captain.

Is it worth it?

May the facts be with you.

Give a schist.

I’m with her.

Science benefits everyone.

Trump is hazardous to your health.

It’s the truth.

Some of the marchers clung to the illusion that science is non-partisan. Not when the party in power is militantly anti-science.

One speaker praised Roy Blunt (r) for being pro-science. Maybe on K Street? I couldn’t tell if the crowd’s silent reaction to the statement was because they didn’t hear it, chose to ignore it, or were incredulous.

One of the speakers asserted they were a moderate republican. There are no moderate republicans. They’re either the radical right or they’re enablers of the same. Own it.