Outside Google offices in San Francisco today, more than 100 employees protested the company placing Laurence Berland and Rebecca Rivers on administrative leave and demanded they be allowed to return to work.

Berland has been active among employee organizers, and Rivers in August circulated among Google employees to implore the company not to bid on Department of Homeland Security contracts. and employees have decried ICE contracts as well. An Associated Press report last week found that the .

In speaking to the gathering Friday, Berland said Google management repeatedly asked questions about his work with employees organizing against and Google’s ICE contracts.

“I was told this [administrative leave] was because they were investigating my document access to make sure everything was on the up and

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