(Fox News) March for Science rallies are being help across the country Saturday in response to what organizers and attendees see as increasing attacks on science.

“When scientists were told on January 25 to be silent, this rally was conceived,” poet Jane Hirshfield told a rain-soaked crowd at a rally near the Washington Monument, footsteps from the White House that President Trump took over on January 20.

Hirshfield was preceded on stage by New Wave star Thomas Dolby, who sang his 1982, techo-influenced hit “She Blinded Me with Science.”

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Trump critics see the president’s proposed cutbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency and his administration’s skepticism about what is causing climate change and related issues as threats to science.

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