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    San Francisco (CNN) -- This city's anti-tech backlash took a new turn Sunday when protesters lashed out at Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose, waving banners outside his home while demanding that Google fund "anti-capitalist" communities in the Bay Area.

    Claiming to represent service workers, the protesters handed out fliers in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood that called Rose a "parasite" and blamed him for helping fuel the "tech startup bubble that is destroying San Francisco."

    The episode was the latest in a wave of anti-tech-industry protests that have been picking up steam in this city over the past year. Protesters complain an influx of highly paid tech workers is driving up rents, forcing out longtime residents and robbing the city of its famously eccentric character.


    The 37-year-old Rose is probably best known as the co-founder of Digg, the news aggregation site he helped launch in 2004. After Rose's last startup was acquired by Google, he went to work at Google Ventures, where he helps decide which startups the company's venture-capital arm will invest in.

    The protesters claim such funding encourages too many young, wealthy entrepreneurs to move to the Bay Area.
    "Would you people PLEASE stop bringing all of your wealth and success around here?! You're ruining the neighborhood!"

    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now