A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons.
This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposition to an FBI’s court order requiring the tech giant to create a backdoor to iOS encryption. The FBI sent the order to Apple last week over an iPhone belonging to the San Bernadino shooter.
Protestors came from all walks of life, many of them chanting, singing, clapping at various points and eagerly sharing with several news crews why they thought the FBI was in the wrong. One even pulled out his Android phone to prove to me he was there to protest against an increasingly invasive government.