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Google Glass Bar: Second GravviIncident Occurs During San Francisco Protests

Apr 15, 2014 04:38 PM EDT | By Justin Stock
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The second Google Glass grabbing attack incident in a matter of months occurred Friday in San Francisco.

According to Mashable, Kyle Russell a journalist finishing work on the Google protests in San Francisco before heading to the city's train station, 16th Street BART until a woman reportedly shouted out "Glass" to him, and grabbed the connected eyewear from his face.

"The tone of how she yelled 'Glass!' and the way she smashed Glass gave me the impression that its destruction was her intention. But my interpretation could be skewed by my place in the incident," Russell told Mashable.

"I'm not an SF resident. I live in Berkeley and work in San Francisco. With that said, I do think that Google Glass, Google buses, and gentrification have all come to be associated in the minds of many residents in the city I do think that Google Glass, Google buses, and gentrification have all come to be associated in the minds of many residents in the city. There's a reason the protestors on Friday were carrying signs that said Tech = Death and asking Google to step in," Russell told Mashable.

In a February 21 instance in the same city, Sarah Slocum was at Molotov's on Haight Street in San Francisco when a man tore the device from her face after she was demonstrating how it worked to another person KPIX reported. Two women approached her and then the man took the gadget from her face, along with her phone, and purse.

The incident reportedly led to another bar in San Francisco, The Willows to post a sign requesting customers take off their technological devices before they enter the bar CBS television affiliate in San Francisco KPIX reported March 4.

According to KPIX, the sign read: "Our patrons have expressed concern with being recorded while enjoying themselves at The Willows. Kindly remove before entering."

A red circle with a line through the middle and Google Glass was also pictured.

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