San Francisco police prepare for pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters
San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter headquarters, a building that has been virtually abandoned since the beginning of the pandemic, with most Twitter employees working remotely.
The possible protest is coming a few days after the Twitter ban to President Trump to use his service. President Trump has millions of followers on his Twitter account, and the company said his continued incitement to violence violates the terms of the platform.
"The San Francisco Police Department is aware of the possibility of a demonstration in the 1300 blocks of Market Street (Twitter) tomorrow, Monday, January 11, 2021. The SFPD contacted representatives of Twitter. "We will have sufficient forces to respond to any demonstrations, as well as calls for service throughout the city," a police spokesman wrote in an email.
The San Francisco Chronicle, which mentioned for the first time the preparations The SF police said that Trump's supporters' conversations on Twitter were redirected to Reddit, which called on the president's supporters to protest the Twitter ban outside the company's headquarters on Monday.
Twitter is one of the technology companies that isolate the president and many of his supporters, after the riots in the Capitol on Wednesday.