Update 5:25 p.m.: Thousands of people marched in Sacramento Saturday as part of an international day of action alongside the science march in Washington, D.C.
Here are photos from the event:
Update 2:15 p.m.: The March For Science - Sacramento is going strong outside the state Capitol, where a post-march rally is scheduled to run until 3:00 p.m.
The march is part of an international day of action alongside the science march in Washington, D.C. More than 500 events are taking place today in cities around the world.
Here are some social media posts from attendees in Sacramento:
Update 12:04 p.m.: The Capitol Mall eastbound is closed from 3rd to 10th street this afternoon due to the March For Science - Sacramento.
The march, which began with a rally at Southside Park, is now on the move. It is scheduled to move down 5th St. toward the Capitol building.
Update 10:52 a.m.: The crowd has begun to gather at the Sacramento March For Science beginning at Southside Park.
Just over 6,600 people have RSVP’d on Facebook for today’s March for Science - Sacramento, a satellite march in an international day of action alongside the science march in Washington, D.C.
The Sacramento march is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Southside Park. Participants will march to the state Capitol at noon, and a rally at the Capitol will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The March is one of 44 satellite marches planned throughout California, according to registrations on the global event website. In Stockton, marchers are hoping to build a chain of 1,034 people around Victory Park.