From the flyer:
"Fast forward to the present and Levandowski has bought
a house for his wife and children near College and Ashby. In
addition to this cozy two-story affair, Levandowski has also
purchased a property on the corner of Dwight and Fulton,
just one block from Shattuck Avenue."
"Preparing for the action, we watched Levandowski step
out of his front door. He had Google Glasses over his eyes,
carried his baby in his arm, and held a tablet with his free
hand. As he descended the stairs with the baby, his eyes
were on the tablet through the prism of his Google Glasses,
not on the life against his chest. He appeared in this
moment like the robot he admits that he is."
"As long as capitalism functions, everything it is connected to
will be poisoned with its sickness. People like Levandowski
are gentrifying neighborhoods, fl ooding the market with
noxious commodities, and creating the infrastructure for an
unimaginable totalitarianism. This is the evil that we stake
our lives against."
"Defend the land.
Use your position in society—whether as a felon, a barista,
an immigrant or whatever your experience—as your starting
point for your revolt against it. Have courage. Find others
who feel the same way and block a tech bus. Steal from the
techies you babysit for. Take down surveillance cameras. Go
hard: The time is now."
They're stalking this man and his family, tracking his movements and his financial workings. They're calling him evil - the kind of evil they "stake [their] lives against". They're already advocating theft and violence against property. They're borderline advocating violence against this engineer. That's just from their flyer. Here's some more details from new stories:
"At around 7:00 a.m. a group of activists say they went to the street where Google employee Anthony Levandowski lives in Berkeley to stage a demonstration outside his home. According to the activists, they rang Levandowski’s doorbell, then stood outside the house for about 45 minutes holding a banner that read “Google’s Future Stops Here.” They then watched Levandowski leave his home.
The anonymous protesters then placed flyers under the windshields of cars in the neighborhood. The fliers include a photo of Levandowski’s home and a lengthy statement that describes the Google staffer as bringing evil into the world. The headline reads: “Anthony Levandowski is building an unconscionable world of surveillance, control and automation. He is also your neighbor.”"
From a later statement from the group, "All of you other tech companies, all of you other developers and everyone else building the new surveillance state--We're coming for you next." Other news articles describe these protestors blocking the man's driveway for 45 minutes, effectively trapping him in his own home.
Now put yourself in his shoes. You wouldn't feel threatened at all? I think most people would; especially with a family. They targeted him specifically, tracked down his home address, printed up flyers with his name and a bunch of other information about him, showed up at his house, rang his doorbell, blocked his driveway, and stated that he's the type of evil they'll stake their lives against. This isn't why we have a first amendment. This isn't stating an unpopular opinion or speaking truth to power. This is about terrorizing a family. They're hoping to terrorize him and other tech workers into quitting their jobs and staying home, hiding from the mobs of angry people threatening them and their families. This is sick, and these people should be stopped.