More than two hundred Google employees protested against the executive order of United States President Donald Trump across the country including campuses in Mountain View, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
Trump issued order of travel ban for 90 days for travelers coming from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Syria.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin too were seen protesting over the weekend at the San Francisco campus. The two also had spoken at the rally in Mountain View.
Pichai was heard telling the crowd at Google headquarters, “I see many leads from Google here today… We spent two hours this morning talking about all of this. There’s a lot of work which remains to be done. I think it’s important we stay the course and achieve an outcome. I think to do that we all need to learn to reach out and communicate to people from across the country.”
Brin talked about how he came to the US when he was just 6 from Soviet Union with his family.
Soviet Union was then an enemy to the US and the period was of Cold War as his country was in threat of nuclear annihilation.
Google Assistant Product Manager Soufi Esmaelizadeh, who is an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, heard about the order while in Switzerland. She had been in the US for last fifteen years.
However, Google flew her back home immediately after a federal judge ruled in favor of ACLU’s request to hold of the ban.