It’s the second week of 2021. Last week started with an rebellion, siege of the US Capitol constructing, and rejection of democracy, and it ended with all main social media firms banning the one-time impeached 45th president of the USA, Donald J. Trump.

A kind of firms was Twitter. On the discussion board, Trump supporters introduced a plan to point out their discontent by protesting in entrance of the San Francisco headquarters earlier immediately. The constructing was empty, with Twitter staff working from residence to stop the unfold of COVID-19, however there was nonetheless a heavy police presence to guard towards mob violence. What occurred as a substitute was a reasonably quiet occasion, with only a single pro-Trump protester in proof — and two counter-protesters there to applaud Twitter’s resolution to deplatform the outgoing president.

Twitter’s headquarters on Market St. in San Francisco was barricaded with fences.

Katherine King is pleased with the actions Twitter took, however solely needs they got here sooner.

Police vans parked within the alley behind the Twitter headquarters.

Riot gear was left unused throughout the pro-Trump protest close to Twitter’s headquarters.

Graffiti on the wall wasn’t associated to the protest, however was sprayed on the night time earlier than.

Images by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

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