National budget cuts to scientific research fuels protest in Norfolk Saturday

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People across the nation will march in the name of science on Earth Day this weekend.
People across the nation will march in the name of science on Earth Day this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

NORFOLK — This weekend, science supporters will leave the lab and hit the streets.

President Donald Trump’s national budget blueprint proposes to cut billions of dollars in funding for national organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, which could impact Chesapeake Bay preservation efforts.

People all over the nation will attempt to garner politicians’ attention on Earth Day by taking to the streets with signs in hand, and there’s a protest scheduled for the Southside.

Norfolk’s March for Science kicks off at The Plot on Granby Street at 10 a.m., leading protesters down the roadway, take a left on East 24th Street and end at O’Connor Brewing Company.

There are satellite marches scheduled around the United States in cities, like Los Angeles, New York City and nearby Washington D.C., where guests like Bill Nye and Questlove from The Roots will speak.

Norfolk's March for Science route in downtown Norfolk. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Norfolk’s March for Science route in downtown Norfolk. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

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