Google Engineer Targeted By Protesters In Front Of His East Bay Home

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January 23, 2014 by AllKnol

CBS San Francisco

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — While the Bay Area’s tech boom has sparked protests over rising rents and tech company shuttles, a group of demonstrators took things a step further by protesting outside a prominent Google engineer’s home.

On Tuesday morning, a group calling itself “The Counterforce” targeted Anthony Levandowski in front of his home in Berkeley. Levandowski is part of Google X, the tech giant’s semi-secret experimental lab. He also played a major role in the company’s self-driving cars.

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According to witnesses, the protesters surrounded the employee’s home with banners and watched him leave. The protest lasted for 45 minutes.

Afterwards, the group leafleted Levandowski’s neighborhood with fliers that identified where he lives and accusing him of bringing evil into the world.

Levandowski declined to talk on camera Wednesday, but he told KPIX 5 that he’s a nice guy, an engineer who likes robots. He…

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