Saturday, January 21, 2017

Protesters Blocked Uber Headquarters Because of Its Ties to Trump

Protesters barricaded the front of Uber headquarters in San Francisco on Friday.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is a member of President Donald Trump's economic advisory team, called the Strategic and Policy Forum.

A few protesters were chained to the front door of the building on Market Street, and no employees were able to enter.

The building's side doors were also blocked by protesters before police were able to clear the area. Uber has told its employees to work from home or other offices, BuzzFeed News reported.

"Trump thinks he runs this town, we have come to shut it down," the protesters chanted. "Stop Trump, stop the hate, Uber don't collaborate."

At one point, protesters were able to close down Market Street, a major San Francisco thoroughfare, between 10th and 11th streets.


(via Business Insider)

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