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
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.