Numerous technology companies have already voiced their opposition to the Trump administration’s executive order from Friday banning the immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Today, Google employees from eight campuses have staged a work stoppage and walkout to protest the order as well.
— Mike Doherty (@mikedoherty_ca) January 30, 2017
The employees are coordinating and documenting their protest using the #GooglersUnite hashtag. Google does not have an official comment on the situation but a source within the company did state that the company supports the employees’ rally.
— PGK (@patrickgage) January 30, 2017
— Bri Connelly (@bricon5) January 30, 2017
Update: Well, that didn’t last long. According to eyewitnesses, the San Francisco branch of the protest has apparently already headed back to work.
Aaaaaaaaand the Googlers are done. Protest duration: less than an hour pic.twitter.com/pOQRUqKbqh
— Blake Montgomery (@blakersdozen) January 30, 2017