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PHOTOS: Activists Attach 'Die Techie Scum' Sign To Google Bus

Google bus protest defend the bay area

Google and Yahoo have been the targets of two days of unrest from activists in the San Francisco and Oakland areas protesting the gentrification of the neighborhoods by wealthy tech workers.

Both Google and Yahoo offer private shuttle buses to get their staff from the San Francisco area to Silicon Valley, where their corporate campuses are. Yesterday, one protester vomited on a Yahoo bus.

Today, Twitter accounts using the names Occupy Oakland and Defend The Bay Area claim they stopped a Google bus in the street and attached a sticker to it, with the words “Die Techie Scum” on it. The protesters tell Business Insider that the sign didn’t stay attached, and the bus was later allowed on its way.

Here are some photos from the protests, which we’re running with permission from Defend The Bay Area activists.

Google bus protest

The movement is “for people opposed to the tech takeover of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Google bus protest

One person showed up in a hearse, dressed as the Grim reaper.

Google bus protest

This is a reference to Google Glass.

Google bus protest

You can see that the activists are small in number, but well-prepared.

Google bus protest

This appears to be the Yahoo bus that was splattered with vomit yesterday.

Yahoo google bus protest

You have to admit, they know how to stage an eye-catching event.

Google yahoo bus protest

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