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‘Crappies’ protest Crunchies tech awards party

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They vowed to do it, and they held good to their word. Anti-eviction activists calling themselves the “Crappies” protested last night’s Crunchies tech awards shindig, which was held at Davies Symphony Hall.

The Crunchies are hosted by TechCrunch, Gigaom and VentureBeat. They are meant to, according to SFist, honor “the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.”

Here’s a snippet of what the Crappies say on their Facebook page:

“The tech industry is gathering for its big Oscars style gala, the Crunchies awards. Join us to protest the worst in tech with our own ceremony, the Crappies awards.

“San Francisco is in crisis. More and more people are being forced to leave the city. At the same time the technology industry is flourishing and profiting.

“Instead of taking responsibility for their impact on the city many of the tech companies and leaders are demanding tax breaks, privatizing public infrastructure, refusing to support worker organizing, and lobbying against tenant protections.”

What are your thoughts?

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