US President Donald Trump’s immigration order has ignited an outcry among some of the world’s largest tech firms. Nearly over 2,000 Google Employees from multiple cities across the world staged a walkout on Monday (January 30, 2017) afternoon. In fact, they protested against Trump’s immigration order that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

Accordingly, the seven countries which are barred includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.


Using the hashtag #GooglersUnite, employees of search giant GOOGLE tweeted photos and videos of walkout actions around the world. Under those circumstances, the protest took place in campuses including those at Mountain View, San Fransico, New York and Seattle.

Googlers unite to protest against Donald Trump's Muslim ban
Googlers unite to protest against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Image Courtesy: Twitter/Rachel Been

Together with protesters, eminent faces Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Co-founder Sergey Brin who is an immigrant and refugee from Russia were also spotted at the protest.

Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin
Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin

As a matter of fact, both these most acclaimed staffs of Google spoke to employees at Mountain View.


In view of the events, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said,

There are some values that you should never be compromising on, the thing we’ve been debating for the past three days is one of them.

Imploring Googlers to continue to protest, Pichai told,

We need to stand together, the fight will continue.

 As per the memo obtained by Bloomberg News, Pichai wrote as,

It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues.

He has also mentioned that nearly 187 Googlers could be affected by Trump’s immigration order. Hence, he stated,

We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.

Furthermore, he even told that the company has already requested all of its staff travelling abroad to return to the US as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, as per Forbes report, Sergey Brin said

I’m glad to see that energy here today and around the world to know that people are fighting for what’s right out there.

The demonstrations and speeches from Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin added further strength to protestors around the world.


Meanwhile, numerous authorities/tech leaders around the world supported and joined the protest. In that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was the first to address the ban publicly. Here is his post on his Facebook Page:

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Post
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Post


Consequently, here are the tweets against the Muslim ban by few professionals:

So what do you think of the ban? Is this move by Donald Trump good and a right move in any way? Do let us know your opinions in Comment Section below.