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Mark Zuckerberg Goes Pro XL Pipeline, Demonstrators Protest at Facebook HQ
by Reynita R.
Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group spent money on ads to advocate for the Keystone XL pipeline. In response, environmental activists rallied outside Facebook headquarters today.

Demonstrators built a pipeline on the lawn in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park today. Protesters in hazmat suits, bright colored safety work vests, and hard hats posed as a toxic disaster clean-up crew. One of the Raging Grannies carried a mop for a grandmotherly style clean-up. Activists asked, "how'd you like a toxic oil mess in YOUR front yard, Facebook?"

One creative sign read "Hey there, Zuck. Tar sands suck, so keep your bucks, or we're all f***ed." (see photo)

Environmentalists said that were appalled that a lobbying group, co-founded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and others in the tech industry, called FWD.US bills itself as a bipartisan entity dedicated to passing immigration reform, but has spent considerable resources on ads advocating anti-environmental causes including promoting construction of the the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Police presence was surprisingly heavy.


§Thumbs down in front of Facebook's Famous Thumbs Up Sign
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

§sign
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

§Stand Up Against Corporate Power
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

§Raging GRannies
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

§Close to FB Sign
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

Police and Security said "off the grass in front of the big sign" and used "private Property" as the reason, but demonstrators posed for photos with the famous symbol nevertheless
§Grannies led singing
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

§Police presence
by Reynita R. Wednesday May 1st, 2013 4:13 PM

No arrests.