BREAKING: March on Google Called Off

Protest marches against Google for the firing of James Damore were scheduled for Saturday, but not anymore.

The effort was announced last Wednesday by Jack Posobiec, a vocal Trump supporter and right-wing activist who is known for pushing the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. After the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, March on Google released a post condemning and disavowing the violence and hatred, as well as all groups that espouse it.

On Wednesday, a post on March on Google’s website said it is postponing the march due to “credible Alt Left terrorist threats.”

Who the “alt-left” is has yet to be defined by anyone. Presumably in this context it refers to groups like Antifa who clashed with the alt-right white supremacists last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

President Trump also used the term “alt-left” just one day earlier during a news conference. It equated white supremacist marchers, part of what is sometimes called the “alt-right,” in Charlottesville to counterprotesters. The term has also been pushed by Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, called it a “made-up term” used to “suggest there is a similar movement on the left.”

March on Google claimed it received a threat to drive a car into the march. The specifics mirror what happened in Charlottesville on Saturday, when a car plowed through a crowd of counterprotester, killing Heather Heyer.

If it prevents another orgy of violence from taking place, the cancellation is a good thing.