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Google employees around the world are staging a mass walkout Thursday in protest of sexual misconduct.   It follows a bombshell New York Times report last week that named executives who had been accused of sexual misconduct, including Andy Rubin, the c...

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Google employees all over the world left their desk and walked out in protest over sexual misconduct

Published by: KairoswebTV
11/01/2018 10:08 PM

Google employees around the world are staging a mass walkout Thursday in protest of sexual misconduct.

 

It follows a bombshell New York Times report last week that named executives who had been accused of sexual misconduct, including Andy Rubin, the creator of the mobile operating system Android. Rubin denied any misconduct.

 

Thousands of workers are expected to take part in the protest, which calls for people in Google's offices to walk away from their desk at 11 a.m. in their respective time zone. Protesters are using the hashtag #GoogleWalkout. Employees in New York, London, Tokyo, and Berlin are among those to have already taken part.

 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he supported the protests and was listening to his staff. "We are aware of the activities planned for Thursday and that employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate," he said.

 

Shona Ghosh and Sean Wolfe were on the scene in London and New York respectively. Matt Weinberger and Katie Canales were on the scene in San Francisco, and Troy Wolverton was on the scene in Mountain View.

Google employees in Singapore were among the first to observe the walkout

Google employees in Singapore were among the first to observe the walkout

 

"People are sharing stories about harassment, microaggressions, inefficient process, broken culture," said a Twitter user named Ted, who described himself as a Google privacy engineer.

 

As 11.10 a.m. rolled around in Europe, other Google offices took part. This picture was posted from Zurich by a software engineer named Danila Sinopalnikov.

 

One protester brought a megaphone to the walkout.

 

"People are sharing stories about harassment, microaggressions, inefficient process, broken culture," said a Twitter user named Ted, who described himself as a Google privacy engineer.

 

Another decided to come as a Stormtrooper from "Star Wars." The placard said: "I work on a Death Star but even I know not to sexually assault people."

 

Berlin Googlers stood in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

 
 

Rainfall kept some Londoners indoors, but that did not stop them from making their feelings known.

 
 

A Googler from London's Camden office who shared this picture said stories shared during the walkout were "heartbreaking."

 

Though many London Googlers stayed inside to avoid the rain, some decided to brave the elements. 

 

Project Maven was Google's now-abandoned plan to build artificial intelligence tools for the US military, which caused some employees to resign in protest.

 

Dragonfly is Google's codename for its plans to launch a censored search engine in China. It has sparked an internal war at the company, and also prompted a Google scientist to quit in protest.

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  • Google Walkout
  • Google employees in Singapore were among the first to observe the walkout
  • As 11.10 a.m. rolled around in Europe, other Google offices took part. This picture was posted from Zurich by a software engineer named Danila Sinopalnikov.
  • One protester brought a megaphone to the walkout
  • Another decided to come as a Stormtrooper from
  • Berlin Googlers stood in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate
  • Rainfall kept some Londoners indoors, but that did not stop them from making their feelings known
  • A Googler from London\'s Camden office who shared this picture said stories shared during the walkout were
  • Though many London Googlers stayed inside to avoid the rain, some decided to brave the elements. Staff members were reluctant to talk to reporters, however.
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