Protesters target Google employee, follow him home

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    BERKELEY, CA (CNN) -- A group of demonstrators in California weren't satisfied with just protesting the company. They decided to go after one of the company's employees, accusing him of bringing evil into the world.

    Protesters rush one of Google's private shuttle buses, leaving the workers on board stranded. They blame tech for driving up the cost of living in San Francisco, but yesterday morning, the Google protests went a step further and quite literally hit home.

    A group calling itself the Counterforce targeted Anthony Levandowski at his home. Levandowski is the engineer behind the super-secret Google X and Google's famous self-driving car.

    The protesters surrounded Levandowski's Berkeley home with banners and watched him leave.

    The protest only lasted for 45 minutes, but when it was done, the group scattered leaflets Levandowski's neighborhood with these fliers identifying where he lives and accusing him of bringing evil into the world.

    Levandowski did not want to talk to us on camera, tonight, but he told us, "I'm a nice guy. I'm just an engineer who likes robots."

    One of his neighbors was a little more vocal. She said, "This is stalking."

    Even in Berkeley, a bastion of grassroots activism, Becky O'Malley says what counterforce did crosses the line. O'Malley said, "There is absolutely no reason to go after people in their home, no matter what you think of their job and their politics."

    Levandowski said he was surprised by the protest, but he does not feel that his safety has been compromised.

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