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Protesters block Yahoo tech bus in Oakland, and even vomit on it

Protest gets nasty in Oakland, Calif., when one protester reportedly vomited on a Yahoo bus.

Published Wed, Apr 2 2014 4:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

There is continued tension between tech companies trying to shuttle employees to Silicon Valley and the protesters fighting against the buses, with protesters saying the company buses take up space and interfere with normal commuters, along with hurt the environment.

Protesters block Yahoo tech bus in Oakland, and even vomit on it | TweakTown.com

The Oakland Police Department and BART Police received calls reporting 15 to 20 protesters were becoming increasingly belligerent in their efforts to block a Yahoo shuttle bus.

Major Silicon Valley companies - such as Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Genentech - have had their commuter shuttle buses blocked in San Francisco and Oakland. The problem only seems to be intensifying, with the companies trying to determine the best way to pick up employees from local ferry and transit systems without impeding on normal traffic flow.

Earlier in the week, a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting voted to move ahead with an 18-month shuttle pilot program, despite a heavy amount of criticism regarding environmental concern.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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