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    SF Protesters Block Google Bus

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 18: Google employees by a sign at the company's headquarters October 18, 2007 in Mountain View, California. Google reported today that third quarter profits surged 46 percent to $1.07 billion, or $3.38 per share, compared to $733.4 million, or $2.36 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    A dozen demonstrators surrounded a bus of Google employees, blocking it for half an hour as it drove through San Francisco heading to the company's Mountain View headquarters. Hoisting signs saying “Public $$$$, Private Gains,” and “Stop Displacement Now,” protesters railed against tech-gentrification. At one point what appeared to be a Google employee jumped off the bus and said "Why don't you go to a city that can afford it?"—a stunt which later appeared to be faked by a labor organizer. The city has tentative plans to give corporate operators use of 200 bus stops, which will begin in pilot phase this January.

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