Google employees around the world walked out of their offices on Thursday in a global protest over how the company deals with sexual harassment.

The demonstrations, dubbed “Google Walkout,” follow an outcry over a New York Times investigation that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations, multimillion-dollar severance packages for accused executives, and a lack of transparency over the cases.
Before Google employees got to work in the United States, around 150 Google employees in India participated in the walkouts, a company spokesman in the country told CNN. Google (GOOGL) has about 2,000 staff members across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

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Demonstrations were also reported at the company’s Singapore and Tokyo offices.
In Europe, CNN witnessed a small group of Google employees walk out at the company’s London headquarters. A larger protest was reported in Zurich, Switzerland.
Google staffers around the world walked out of their offices at 11:10 a.m. local time. According to social media posts, they want changes at the company that include an end to the use of forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination.
“We’re walking out in support of those who’ve been harassed anywhere in the workplace, and to ensure that perpetrators are not rewarded and are not protected,” Sam Dutton, a developer advocate at Google, told CNN in London.