"Washingtonians will have front-row seats this weekend to witness what has become a familiar backyard scene: another protest on the Mall.
Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day and March for Science rallies. The demonstration comes a week after the Tax March and a week before the People’s Climate March.
Protests are standard on the National Mall, and from the 1963 March on Washington to the recent Women’s March, history has been made there time and time again. But, compared with recent years, the Trump era has seen a marked increase in demonstrations on the city’s federal land."