Why did Google employees get angry and sit on dharna for 8 hours in the office? What is their demand?


New York, Many Google employees are protesting in California and New York against the company’s working with the Israeli government. Some employees staged a massive protest at the office of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian in California. Many of them were arrested after they refused to move for more than 8 hours. Their demands included that Google stop providing cloud computing services to the Israeli government. A video of the incident has also been shared online, in which employees can be seen sitting inside the Google office.

Google employees protested at various Google offices including New York and California. According to media reports, the protest was over Project Nimbus, a billion dollar AI contract signed in 2021. The protest escalated when a group of employees occupied the office of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurien for more than eight hours on Tuesday. They broadcast their protest live. During this, Google demanded a ban on the use of AI technology in their demands. Israeli This included severing all ties with the military and government and resolving the “health and safety crisis” of employees.

Several employees arrested
As night fell, a company official approached the protesters and told them they had been placed on administrative leave and requested they vacate the premises. Their refusal to leave the premises led to delays in law enforcement arriving. Police were called to the scene and the employees were arrested, bringing a dramatic end to the livestream. The protesters were part of the No Tech for Apartheid movement, a group within Google that has become increasingly vocal about the company’s business decisions.

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Why did Google employees get angry, staged an 8-hour sit-in protest in the office, many arrested, what is their demand?

Employees don’t want to lose their jobs
Iman Hasim, one of the protesters, said she did not want to lose her job, but “strongly condemned Project Nimbus and any support from the Israeli government.” Hasim, who works as a software engineer at the company, told how many employees had resigned from the company citing Project Nimbus as the reason. The protest not only reflects the growing unrest within Google but also raises questions about the responsibilities of tech giants in global political and human rights issues.

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