Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday outside an office of Activision Blizzard Inc. in Southern California to demonstrate their support of a sexual harassment lawsuit and to protest the video game maker’s insufficient response.
Employees and other demonstrators gathered on the sidewalks at the corporate campus of Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of Diablo and Warcraft games that was at the center of the lawsuit filed by a California state agency.
Refreshments and a food truck were on hand at the scene in Irvine, California, as passerbys in cars honked their horns and protesters chanted, “Every voice matters.” One called for the firing of Bobby Kotick, the Activision Blizzard chief executive officer, an attendee wrote on Twitter.
Elsewhere online, fans sought to organize a boycott of Activision games in solidarity with employees. “You can support #ActiBlizzWalkout by not playing their titles,” Twitter user Shannon wrote. The post garnered more than 2,300 retweets and over 5,000 likes. In the comments, other users suggested not logging into games or uninstalling them.