10 'Occupy Google' protesters arrested

Ten protesters were arrested outside of Google's Mountain View headquarters Tuesday night as part of an "Occupy Google" protest to pressure the company to take a stronger stand for unrestricted access to the Internet, police said today.

Google had allowed protesters to remain on the property at its headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway throughout the day but had asked that they leave for the night and offered to allow them to return in the morning, according to police.

The group of about 20 protesters was warned starting at about 9 p.m. to leave the area by 9:30 p.m. but they refused. By about 11 p.m., Mountain View police had convinced the group to pack up and leave, but two protesters sat down and refused, police said.

As those two were arrested, some of the other protesters left but about eight more remained in the area and they were arrested as well. The 10 protesters were booked into San Jose Main Jail, police said.

The protesters said Monday that they were not there to protest against Google, but to "urge Google to support net neutrality," according to protester Vaigham Kabir.

The group is worried about a proposal by Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to create a "two-tier" system permitting service providers to offer fast connection speeds for fee-paying content providers and a second, slower speed for others.

The FCC will be taking comments about the proposal until July 15.

Occupy Google organizers are calling for a day of action and online protest on July 10, urging website operators to "blackout" their sites for the day and instead post links to online petitions and the FCC's comments page for people to express support for net neutrality.

Protesters also plan to gather outside the Google Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this morning -- this time to call for Google to support good jobs for security officers and affordable housing development.

— Bay City News Service


Posted by Occupy This, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:21 am

Occupying private property: Great job!

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

to "urge Google to support net neutrality,"

Ummm... Google does support net neutrality.

Posted by Duh..., a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

These guys are clearly idiots. Google was one of the initial signatories on a letter to Congress and the FCC opposing the proposed regulations and supporting net neutrality. What else are they supposed to be doing at this point in the process?

Posted by Passerby, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I drove through the Google campus this morning and there was a group of squirrels protesting nut neutrality.

Posted by bzzzzz, a resident of Bailey Park
on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

A smaller less visible protest was in full swing just off the trail.
Teeny tiny insects protesting gnat nuetrality

Posted by Troo, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

This wasn't about protesting Google, Google's been one of good guys. This was about making people aware of the move to create a tiered on-line system. Worked on me. Yay "protesters"!

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

"This wasn't about protesting Google, Google's been one of good guys"

Trespassing on Google property is kinda bout Google.

Posted by Hop-On, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

A group of dyslexics protested ten neutrality.

Posted by Jubblis, a resident of Slater
on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

This is the command menu you'll be using the most when in battle. It is
located in lower left of battle screen. It houses several different commands
you can choose from (commands available to you depend on DSP used). Not all
commands are available straight away when DSP is equipped - but once you
learn a specific ability that falls into one of the command categories, that
command will become selectable. Each command, when chosen, will as next step
require you to select a target, or lead you to a submenu where even more
options await you. For a complete and detailed information on various MCW
commands, throw a look at section 14, Dressphere abilities. Here I'll list
the four most important ones.

Posted by Putin, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I will arrest people protesting nyet neutrality.

Posted by MadamPresident, a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Guantanomo-like security on G-campus... remember the days when SGI had an open campus?

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