Google Employees Stage Massive Walkout at Silicon Valley HQ

Google HQ walkout
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LUCAS NOLAN

Today, thousands of Google employees staged a company walkout to protest Google executives’ alleged protection of sexual harassers at the company. The walkout at the Company’s HQ in Mountain View, California, is reportedly the largest worldwide.

Breitbart News reported earlier today on the planned company walkouts at Google offices worldwide following an article from the New York Times which claimed that Google management protected multiple executives from allegations of sexual assault. Breitbart News reporter Charlie Nash wrote:

Employees from New York City, Dublin, London, Singapore, Toronto, Berlin, and Cambridge all joined in with the protest — which Google executives reportedly tried to quell — with employees providing a list of demands to Google executives. Further protests are expected at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters.

The demands included, “An end to Forced Arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination,” “A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity,” “A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report,” “A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously,” and, “Elevate the Chief Diversity Officer to answer directly to the CEO and make recommendations directly to the Board of Directors.”

Now, Google workers from the company’s Mountain View HQ have begun walking out of the building in what appears to be the largest walkouts seen so far. Overhead shots appear to show hundreds filling the streets surrounding the campus:

Some tweets claim that the number of employees walking out of the building is in the thousands, not hundreds:

Reports claim that as many as three thousand employees may have left the building:

Employees began to pass around a microphone to share examples of times they felt harassed at the company:

Reports also claim that New York Times reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi was removed from the campus by Google security, Wakabayashi is the author of the report on Google executive Andy Rubin which appears to have kickstarted this movement in the first place:

Overall it appears as if Google’s attempts to paint themselves as a progressive and “woke” company may have backfired due to the alleged actions of senior executives at the company. Whether the current protests will cause any significant change to the company’s internal culture remains to be seen.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_ or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com

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