‘March on Google’ releases code of conduct after Charlottesville violence


The “March on Google” has released a code of conduct for attendees, after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., broke into violence over the weekend.

The organizers of the march, which is set for Saturday in response to Google firing an employee firing over a controversial anti-diversity memo, stated that the march “condemns and disavows violence, hatred, and bigotry and all groups that espouse it such as White Nationalists, KKK, Antifa, and NeoNazis.”

The code tells attendees to avoid messages “that are designed to incite anger, hate, or violence” and to “respect the law and the police and cooperate in all matters.”

{mosads}The organizers also clarified that the march is not an “alt-right” event, using the term often given to white nationalist groups.

“This is an event for First Amendment supporters from across the country, from all backgrounds, ethnicity, and walks of life,” the organizers wrote. “We will not tolerate any incendiary actions, messages, remarks, or gestures that go against the respectful, ‘open basket’ spirit of the event.”

The march will be held one week after the Charlottesville rally, where one person was killed and more than a dozen others injured when a man rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the white supremacist rally.

Organizers announced the march after Google fired employee James Damore over a memo in which he criticized the company’s diversity initiatives, saying that women are biologically different from men which makes less suited to the tech industry.


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