Protesters at San Francisco Pride parade block street in show against Google, corporate sponsorship, police

Fox News | 6/30/2019 | Vandana Rambaran
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Protesters clashed with police Sunday at the 49th annual San Francisco Pride parade and at least 12 demonstrators sat down in the street with arms linked, blocking the route to protest the involvement of police and corporations including Google.

A list of demands circulating on Twitter demanded "no corporations in Pride," a nod to Google's sponsorship of the parade, which some employees of the company had opposed in a petition weeks before the event.

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Critics have pointed out examples of hate speech toward LGBTQ people circulating on YouTube and other Google platforms.

In a letter appealing to the Pride parade's board of directors last Wednesday, a group of 140 Google employees asked that the parade revoke Google’s sponsorship of the event but the board declined to do so. Disgruntled employees opted to organize a protest even after Google told its employees that doing so would violate the company's communications policy and code of conduct to protest the company while representing the brand at the parade.

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The list of demands also included stipulations against law enforcement, calling for "no police within the Pride Parade and no police presence at any Pride celebration, march or demonstration. The...
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