Twitter was on Monday bracing for pro-Trump protesters outside its San Francisco headquarters after banning the president from the platform.
The tech giant permanently suspended Trump Friday, citing a 'risk of further incitement of violence' in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
That saw shares drop 10 per cent in premarket trading on Monday.
Police told The San Francisco Chronicle they are aware of a possible protest and have been in contact with the social media giant. One police car was stationed outside the building Sunday and barriers were erected, NBC reports.
There has been no official demonstration planned but talk online suggests Trump fans may decided to gather their to protest the decision.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
One post on Saturday suggested those in attendance should bring 'big' zip ties to 'citizen arrest violent agitators.' Another is said to have told demonstrators to cover their faces with masks and hats.
Twitter employees have not been in the office since March last year at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
The fallout of Twitter's permanent ban on Trump continued over the weekend, as his eldest son lashed out at the social media site and loyalists fled to alternatives such as Gab and Parler.
'The world is laughing at America & Mao, Lenin, & Stalin are smiling. Big tech is able to censor the President? Free speech is dead & controlled by leftist overlords,' Don Trump Jr said in a tweet on Saturday, urging followers to join his mailing list, 'In case I'm next.'
On Friday, Twitter also permanently banned two Trump loyalists — former national security adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell — as part of a broader purge of accounts promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Twitter was on Monday bracing for pro-Trump protesters outside its San Francisco, pictured, headquarters after banning the president from the platform
Officers were stationed outside the building Sunday and barriers were erected, NBC reports
San Francisco officer Adam Lobsinger said in a statement: 'SFPD has been in contact with representatives from Twitter. We will have sufficient resources available to respond to any demonstrations as well as calls for service citywide.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'The San Francisco Police Department is committed to facilitating the public's right to First Amendment expressions of free speech. We ask that everyone exercising their First Amendment rights be considerate, respectful, and mindful of the safety of others.'
John Dennis, San Francisco Republican Party chairman, said: 'When the company has an unequal application of the terms of service, you're going to get a response.
'It's gonna happen. So I don't know the specifics of this protest, but I suspect you're going to see a lot of them.'
Twitter saw shares drop 10 per cent in premarket trading on Monday
Twitter said in a statement: 'While we respect people's right to express their views, we've been transparent about the factors leading up to our decision last week.
'We have nothing to add but wanted to confirm that we continue to have mandatory work from home guidance for Twitter employees.'
Facebook on Thursday suspended Trump's account through January 20, the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, and possibly indefinitely.