By MICHAEL BASTASCH
The organization behind the “March for Science” tweeted the Trump administration’s bombing Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan is “an example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.”
The march’s Twitter account sent out the tweet lamenting the bombing in reply to a post by activist Zellie Imani with the Black Liberation Collective — a group of students dedicated to “bringing about freedom and liberation for all Black people.”
The “March for Science” is being organized by activist scientists and environmentalists opposed to the Trump administration’s policies and proposed cuts to federal agencies. The march is planned for D.C. on Earth Day April 22.
March organizers eventually deleted the tweet, but not before meteorologist Ryan Maue captured screenshots.
The U.S. military for the first time dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State, or ISIS, targets in Afghanistan Thursday.