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Hundreds Rally To Defend Science In Boston Protest
Protestors gathered Sunday in Boston for the Rally to Stand up for Science, a response to the Trump administration’s perceived war on research-based science. One protestor explained his motivation for protesting, saying that “the erosion of our institutions of science is a dangerous direction for our country.” The administration’s removal of climate change information from federal websites, as well as censorship of the National Parks and Environmental Protection Agency, sparked this demonstration.
Pence Tries to Reassure Europeans on US Support
President Trump’s negative campaign comments regarding NATO and the direction of the European Union shook NATO and EU leaders. Vice President Pence reassured leaders of both organizations Monday that the U.S. will continue to support them. European Union Council President Donald Tusk commented that the EU will closely observe whether the U.S. keeps this promise of support.
Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t
President Trump’s supporters are frustrated by the lack of support that Democrats and even Republicans have shown since the election. Supporters have accused the media of overblowing small mistakes and spreading fake stories, while the opposition advocates for free speech. Protestors from both sides attended a post-inauguration rally in Florida, which highlighted the divided state of the country on this issue.