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San Francisco Braces For Pro-Trump Rally At Twitter Headquarters

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Days after social media giant Twitter banned President Trump from its platform in the wake of the violent takeover of the U. S. Capitol, San Francisco police were bracing for a demonstration by his supporters Monday at the company’s headquarters.

While there’s been no official word about a mass demonstration, there’s been social media traffic urging supporters of the president to gather at Twitter headquarters.

The thousands of Twitter employees who would normally be at work Monday haven’t been in the building since March 2020 when they were told to work remotely because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday night, a company spokesman said Twitter respects “people’s right to express their views.”

“While we respect people’s right to express their views, we’ve been transparent about the factors leading up to our decision last week,” the spokesperson said in an email. “We have nothing to add but wanted to confirm that we continue to have mandatory work from home guidance for Twitter employees.”

San Francisco police told the newspaper they had plans in place — including the calling in of mutual aid from nearby law enforcement agencies — if needed.

Twitter announced Friday afternoon it had permanently suspended Mr. Trump’s account over concerns his tweet… (Read more)