6/25/2014 Press Release POLICE DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to CA Gov’t Code Sect 6254 (F)

Community Action & Information Unit
Saul Jaeger, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Ph. (650) 903-6345

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE 6/24/2014
Subject :


10 Arrested for Trespassing
Contact : Sergeant Saul Jaeger
PIO
650-903-6345
policepio@mountainview.gov

                       

During the afternoon of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, protestors from Occupy Google (http://occupygoogle.org/) arrived at the Google Campus to protest for Net Neutrality. The group, who numbered about 20 with signs and tables handed out pamphlets and used amplifiers to convey their message.

Per their website, Occupy Google’s goal is to, “…to maintain the Internet as a network that allows all users equal access to speak and be heard. It is through this that the Internet has supported marginalized groups, provided a communications platform for political movements, and fostered innovations in technology and services.”

Google allowed the group to be on the premises throughout the day on Tuesday and was supportive of the group’s right to protest but requested the group pack up for the night, offering them the same spot the following day.

Starting at 9:00pm, the group was given multiple warnings by Google security to leave their private property by 9:30pm.  These warnings were later repeated by Mountain View Police Officers.  By 11:00pm officers had convinced the group to pack up and leave.  As officers were escorting the group off Google property, two protestors choose to sit down and refused to leave.  As these two were being arrested, some of the protesters left the area as requested by Google but several individuals remained. Google subsequently signed a Private Person’s Arrests for Trespassing and ultimately ten were arrested without incident.

The subjects were booked into SJ Main Jail.

 

 

 

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