WASHINGTON — San Francisco residents protested the influx of high-paying tech jobs and blocked a Google commuter bus for half an hour.
Reuters reported that the protests highlighted the city resident’s concerns that the high-paying jobs have driven up costs and standards of living in the northern California city.
Signs that read, “San Francisco, not for sale” and “Stop evictions now” were spotted among protesters as they chanted and surrounded the bus. The group “Heart of the City” targeted private commuter buses to technology companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. They claim that these buses clog traffic on highways, jam city bus stops and pushes customers away from public transportation.
Commuter bus supporters say that it lessens traffic.