Protestor Disrupts Google’s Annual Developer’s Conference
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- At Google's annual developer's conference in San Francisco Wednesday, a succession of company honchos took the stage to announce the technology giant's latest innovations.
However, there were two people who weren't invited to speak but did so anyway.
A shouting woman interrupted the keynote and appeared to yell something about "developing a conscience" and held a sign alleging she was evicted from her home because of a Google executive.
The woman, who was quickly escorted out of the building by security, appeared to be part of a larger protest outside the venue, according to Tech Crunch, where dozens of other people gathered and chanted against the Internet search giant.
The disruption came as Dave Burke, an Android design director, discussed the increased battery life of the new Android mobile operating system, which is being dubbed "L" for the time being.
Burke didn't miss a beat. He quipped that the increased battery life worked effectively, even "during protests."
A second heckler disrupted the keynote an hour later and seemed to yell something about people "working for a company that makes robots that kill people."
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