After Trump’s personal Twitter account was “permanently” suspended on Friday, social media conservatives took to arms – displaying their usual formation of weirdly capitalized reactions. In the aftermath of the aftermath, SF police are planning a possible pro-Trump protest Monday at Twitter headquarters.
Friday’s defining moment on Twitter was a balm and relief for many; for others it was a source of disorderly rage and fury. And after Wednesday’s violent riot at the Capitol, San Francisco police are now preparing for what could become a volatile situation outside Twitter’s downtown headquarters after the department learned of a possible protest taking place. would take place tomorrow at the 1300 block of Market Street.
According to the Chronicle, police said they were “in contact with representatives of the tech company” and that they planned to have sufficient resources to appropriately address the protest, should it become a risk for them. Security.
Calls for demos have started on TheDonald.win, one of the most far-right Internet forums that was created after Reddit banned the r / The_Donald subdirectory on Friday; Discord has also banned the pro-Trump server of the same name from its platform.
San Francisco is no stranger to posters protesting the company’s social media policies that have cracked down on many pro-Trump accounts and posts and spat in conspiracy. The October Free Speech Rally in UN Square saw one of the rally organizers Philip Anderson lose some teeth during the event – which was reportedly attended by some members of the Proud Boys.
“While we respect people’s right to express their opinions, we were transparent about the factors that led to our decision last week,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email to the newspaper. “We have nothing to add, but we wanted to confirm that we continue to have mandatory work from home work for Twitter employees.”
In accordance with policy, SFPD does not make any specific policing plan available to the public.
Many companies that assume the Twitter headquarters have told The Chronicle they intend to keep their hours normal – and those that have remained closed and blocked intend to remain so.
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