It’s the second week of 2021. Final week started with an rebellion, siege of the US Capitol constructing, and rejection of democracy, and it ended with all main social media corporations banning the one-time impeached 45th president of america, Donald J. Trump.
A kind of corporations was Twitter. On the Donald.win discussion board, Trump supporters introduced a plan to point out their discontent by protesting in entrance of the San Francisco headquarters earlier right now. The constructing was empty, with Twitter workers working from dwelling to forestall the unfold of COVID-19, however there was nonetheless a heavy police presence to guard in opposition to mob violence. What occurred as an alternative was a reasonably quiet occasion, with only a single pro-Trump protester in proof — and two counter-protesters there to applaud Twitter’s determination to deplatform the outgoing president.
Twitter’s headquarters on Market St. in San Francisco was barricaded with fences.
Katherine King is proud of the actions Twitter took, however solely needs they got here sooner.
Police vans parked within the alley behind the Twitter headquarters.
Riot gear was left unused throughout the pro-Trump protest close to Twitter’s headquarters.
Graffiti on the wall wasn’t associated to the protest, however was sprayed on the evening earlier than.
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