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Protesters Block Google Mission District Bus

Msg#: 4662397 posted 8:24 pm on Apr 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Several dozen protesters briefly blocked a Google bus Friday morning near San Francisco’s Dolores Park in order to raise awareness about a Google executive they say is evicting multiple tenants from a Mission District apartment.

The group then marched several blocks to the home of Jack Halprin, an attorney and Google’s head of e-discovery, who activists said bought and moved into an apartment building at 812 Guerrero two years ago and is evicting all its tenants to clear the building.

“This is the smoking gun — we’ve been waiting for a direct link to Google for a long time,” said Amanda Ream, an organizer. “It’s clear that Google is more directly implicated in the housing crisis than they want to say.”




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Msg#: 4662397 posted 1:56 am on Apr 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

It's not clear that Google is implicated. That's propaganda and a lie.

Having lived through the first techbro invasion, I don't believe protesting will end the evictions because historically in San Francisco, going back several decades as far back as the Mayor Joe Alioto days, money has always pushed out those who got in it's way. However, just as happened before, the market will crash, putting an end to the bad things happening to good people who had the misfortune to be pushed out. The irrational investments can't go on forever and it will come to an end. It always does.

It's good they keep up the protests and I wish them well. Better than just rolling over and allowing Google & Facebook employees to cause senior citizens and children to lose their homes without consequence.

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