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USA: Google targeted for gentrification by San Francisco activists01:05

USA: Google targeted for gentrification by San Francisco activists

United States, San Francisco
April 12, 2014 at 14:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Google targeted for gentrification by San Francisco activists

Google drew the ire of hundreds of housing activists in San Francisco, Friday, as they blocked streets to homes where they say tenants are being evicted by shareholders of the company. Demonstrators marched to a multi-unit building owned by Google lawyer Jack Halprin, who they say is guilty of encouraging gentrification in the Mission Dolores neighbourhood.

Activists from the Tirado and Eviction-Free San Francisco grassroots campaign groups, say Halprin, an attorney and head of e-Discovery for Google, bought a seven-unit building at 812 Guerrero Street in 2012 and has since served eviction notices to the remaining tenants, mostly teachers.

Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer, an organiser for 'Eviction-Free San Francisco,' has said the protest was in support of teachers who work at Mission High School, because there are three buildings within six blocks in the Mission Dolores neighbourhood have been served eviction notices.

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USA: Google targeted for gentrification by San Francisco activists

Google drew the ire of hundreds of housing activists in San Francisco, Friday, as they blocked streets to homes where they say tenants are being evicted by shareholders of the company. Demonstrators marched to a multi-unit building owned by Google lawyer Jack Halprin, who they say is guilty of encouraging gentrification in the Mission Dolores neighbourhood.

Activists from the Tirado and Eviction-Free San Francisco grassroots campaign groups, say Halprin, an attorney and head of e-Discovery for Google, bought a seven-unit building at 812 Guerrero Street in 2012 and has since served eviction notices to the remaining tenants, mostly teachers.

Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer, an organiser for 'Eviction-Free San Francisco,' has said the protest was in support of teachers who work at Mission High School, because there are three buildings within six blocks in the Mission Dolores neighbourhood have been served eviction notices.