Hello,

While studying for a Master´s Degree in Literature and having potential other writing gigs going on is very time consuming, it is still regretful I´ve been neglecting this blog. The first installments of ”Maaretta Reads Salman Rushdie” and ”The Quest for Freedom” are still on their way, promise, but in the meanwhile let´s talk about protesting.

The March For Science – a protest against the Trump administrations anti-science politics – was not only an event in America. In Stockholm there was a big march on last Saturday, that is 16th of April. It is estimated that 2500 people participated in the March. While I was most certainly marching against climate change denial, anti-vaxxers and other misinformation that politicians in the US are spreading, I also had a personal reason for marching. I shared the reason on Facebook and will quote it here: ”Today I will #Marchforscience because when I was 2 years old, I had a tumor in my head, and it’s only thanks to scientific research that the technology to discover it in time and to operate on it exist. I wouldn’t be alive today without science. #Ilovescience”.

Below will be some pictures from said March.

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Many signs had a humorous way of protesting, while others were more straightforward.

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“Proud Researchers” in Swedish

Many different scientific fields were present at the March, such as the Natural History Museum and The Karolinska Institution for Medicine.

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Take care/ Maaretta

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