The Verge on why Google I/O was interrupted by two protesters:
Both protesters were part of local tenants’ rights activist groups, Eviction Free San Francisco and the Anti Eviction Mapping Project.
“You need to develop a conscience, Google,” [3rd grade teacher Claudia] Tirado yelled while holding up a T-shirt urging people to stop Google’s lawyer Jack Halprin. Halprin owns the seven-unit Victoria building where Tirado and her family live, and is reportedly trying to evict them using a controversial piece of California legislation called the Ellis Act to take the entire building off the rental market and evict rent-controlled tenants.
San Francisco’s housing problem is not, of course, entirely Google’s fault. High-paid employees of Apple and many other companies are also driving prices up. Although, this lawyer kind of helps seal the deal for Google as the poster child. And then the “don’t be evil” jokes just write themselves.