Protest Outside Of Google London: Googlers Stuck In Office

May 3, 2013 • 8:00 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day

Google London Protest

Yesterday there was some sort of protest outside Google's London office. One Googler tweeted "Protest against #Google corporate chaos and I can't leave the building to get lunch!"

Hmmm, I thought Googlers have sweet free lunches. Such a rough life, can't go outside to get lunch. I should note, he did use the hashtags "#lockdown" "#firstworldproblems". :)

What was the protest over. Well the big rat outside is holding a sign that reads:

Google don't build with black listers

At least that is what the sign looks like.

The image was posted on Twitter for all to see.

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05/03/2013 12:09 pm

Was about to say it will be over them not paying any tax in the UK, despite billions of profit... But checked, and it is actually a bizarre May day protest... > It was not, they said, that they were against the internet or anti-Google. > "We're protesting against ourselves,” said Greenman. “It's us who never stop checking our emails."


05/03/2013 12:12 pm

It's just some Unite folks clumsily protesting Google choice of contractor for their King's crossing HQ construction.

Juanlu Fajardo

05/03/2013 12:12 pm



05/03/2013 12:22 pm

The giant rat is always used for union protesting in NYC, not sure if the same applies in London.


05/03/2013 12:32 pm

I think the bloke with the black Anarchist flag and bandana over his face is the Marketing Manager at Interflora


05/03/2013 12:38 pm

"The blacklisters" = this story


05/03/2013 02:01 pm

Somewhat ironic (no just downright wrong) that the people of the UK have paid for the police to help Google; the same Google that doesn't pay tax and therefore doesn't pay anything towards said policing. If I worked for tax evading/avoiding billionaires I wouldn't be too surprised if there was the odd day of trouble at the office.

Scott McKirahan

05/03/2013 02:32 pm

I am continually amazed by people who feel companies have some sort of obligation to pay more than the law requires. Why are you protesting Google? You should be protesting in front of Parliament. They are the ones who make it possible, after all! Without those tax loopholes, Google wouldn't be there. Of course, that would just create that many more unemployed protesters to go harass businesses elsewhere, blaming them for their current lot in life.


05/03/2013 03:54 pm

Way to object to something that never happened.


05/06/2013 10:01 am

google destroy near all small web business to get more and more money from adwords, but not enough. Now they save on own employees. True corporation of honesty...


05/10/2013 11:05 pm

I think you will find it was against blacklisters look for @comradekat on twitter, it show you there

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