LOOK: Denver’s March for Science protests Trump, Hickenlooper

The Trump administration was not the only target of angry demonstrators.

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Activists hold up a puppet of Governor John Hickenlooper after interrupting his speech at the March for Science, April 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Activists hold up a puppet of Governor John Hickenlooper after interrupting his speech at the March for Science, April 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On Earth Day Civic Center Park was filled perhaps the most it’s been since the Women’s March in January. Many of the people who took to the streets were educators and scientists who wanted to show solidarity in the beliefs that climate change is real and fact-based policy must be employed by the government.

But the Trump administration was not the only target of angry demonstrators. Governor John Hickenlooper’s speech was interrupted and overwhelmed by a loud group of anti-fracking activists.

For the most part, though, the march and speeches afterward kept a positive tone. We spoke to a number of marchers to see what brought them out.

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