Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Pittsburgh Mayor Blasts Anti-Google March Slated for Saturday

Pittsburgh Mayor Blasts Anti-Google March Slated for Saturday

Tuesday, Mountain View police released a public statement saying the a planned protest was scheduled "for two hours Saturday afternoon at Charleston Park known as the March on Google".

The march is a protest against Google for terminating engineer James over a memo that said the biological differences between men and women may explain why there are so few women engineers within the company. "When they talk of despair, San Francisco talks about hope". She said organizing in Pittsburgh began immediately after Charlottesville.

"The March on Google condemns and disavows violence, hatred, and bigotry and all groups that espouse it such as White Nationalists, KKK, Antifa, and NeoNazis", Posobiec said in a message on the website set up for the anti-Google protests.

In an interview with CNBC, Damore said he was not involved in the March on Google efforts and has no intention "to hurt Google directly".

At one point, Peduto said he wouldn't refuse to issue the permit, but the rally will likely be located in an isolated area.

"I do envision a lot of people showing up on Saturday", said Ron Gaydos, of Squirrel Hill. The activist said that someone threatened to drive a vehicle into the march.

Self-described "new right" activist Jack Posobiec called for the protests before last weekend's clashes between alt-right demonstrators and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va.

There was a clear divide amongst the meetings' attendees about what actions should be taken.

While "March on Google" organizers insisted that their organization is not "alt-right", the movement has garnered support from media outlets affiliated with the far-right nationalists, and is being labeled as such by US publications.

The rallies were to be held in nine cities where Google has offices; Pittsburgh's Google offices are located in Bakery Square.

Organizers are preparing for both.

In addition to the Mountain View campus, there were protests planned at Google offices in eight other cities, including New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Austin, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Seattle, according to the blog post.

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