Google employees across the globe participated in a walkout Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.
The protest follows a bombshell New York Times report that identified high-ranking Google executives past and present as having been credibly accused of sexual misconduct — including Android co-creator Andy Rubin, who was reportedly given a $90 million severance package after an internal investigation into his behavior.
While Google’s main headquarters is in Mountain View, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, it maintains a sizable office just north in San Francisco. What appeared to be hundreds of Google employees from the San Francisco office left their desks and gathered in front of the city’s historic Ferry Building for a rally.
Here’s what the Google walkout protest was like in San Francisco:
Google employees gathered in a plaza outside the company’s San Francisco office at 345 Spear St. around 11am Thursday.
Many held banners at the ready. This one evokes Google’s unofficial motto of many years
Soon after 11am, employees spilled out of the plaza area and onto the sidewalks.
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