Protests at Google offices over worker's firing are canceled

August 16, 2017

Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed.

A statement on the "March on Google" website says Saturday's protests were being canceled because of threats from what it called "Alt Left terrorist groups."

The planned events in Pittsburgh and eight other locations were in reaction to Google's firing of a software engineer who argued that biological differences helped explain why women are underrepresented at the company.

Protest organizers didn't respond to requests for information about the alleged threats. A Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman says organizers had informed them "of plans to cancel and why they were cancelling," but she wouldn't elaborate.

Organizers said the protest had been unfairly characterized despite their statements denouncing "bigotry and hatred."

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