The Google-Bashing Gets Personal in Berkeley

Berkeleyside reports that activists targeted an employee of Google who lives in the Elmwood neighborhood:

At around 7:00 a.m. a group of activists say they went to the street where Google employee Anthony Levandowski lives in Berkeley to stage a demonstration outside his home. According to the activists, they rang Levandowski’s doorbell, then stood outside the house for about 45 minutes holding a banner that read, “Google’s Future Stops Here.” They then watched Levandowski leave his home.

The anonymous protesters then placed fliers under the windshields of cars in the neighborhood. The fliers include a photo of Levandowski’s home and a lengthy statement that describes the Google staffer as bringing evil into the world. The headline reads: “Anthony Levandowski is building an unconscionable world of surveillance, control and automation. He is also your neighbor.”

Thirty-three year-old UC Berkeley alum Levandowski lives with his fiancée and two young children in the Elmwood neighborhood. According to a November 2013 profile in the New Yorker, he is an engineer at Google X, the company’s “semi-secret” lab for experimental technology. He has been a key player in the development of Google Street View and Google’s self-driving cars.


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  1. poor.ass.millionaire

    When do the lynchings come?

    These “protesters” really do need to get a life.

  2. C. Russo

    Except that the protest might not have happened.

  3. ld

    Why are you posting an image from an SF action on Dec. 9th along with an action yesterday in Berkeley. This is terrible reporting. Please don’t continue to confuse the public.

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