From SFT’s press release:
“Students and young people worldwide are appalled by Google’s decision to become active partners in China’s censorship apparatus,” said Lhadon Tethong, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet. “Google’s participation in the Chinese government’s program of repression and information control renders the company motto “Don’t be evil” a terrible joke.”
Google rivals Yahoo! and Microsoft have already shown a willingness to cooperate with Chinese authorities. Last year, Yahoo! provided information that helped jail a Chinese dissident for ten years and last month, Microsoft shut down a Chinese political blogger’s site for “not complying with local law.”
“Political and corporate leaders constantly tell us that foreign business will contribute to a more open and democratic China,” added Ms. Tethong. “This is yet another sign that China is in fact forcing foreign businesses to be more closed and anti-democratic.”
Photos of the protest are here.