Jan Wahl reviews the period drama “Anonymous,” starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson…
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s media-management policies are in the spotlight again following a report in the Bay Citizen that the agency tried to recruit loyal riders and give them a script to read at a press conference ahead of a planned protest on August 11th.
The transit agency was contemplating seeking restraining orders against people arrested at multiple events.
As one protest group prepped for its fourth consecutive Monday protest at the Civic Center Bay Area Rapid Transit station Monday evening, another activist organization announced plans for a demonstration against BART police on Thursday.
For the third consecutive Monday, BART officials had warned commuters that stations may be closed due to this planned protest by the hacker group “Anonymous.”
BART advised passengers to be prepared for possible stations closures during the Monday evening commute if protesters once again try to disrupt train service.
Police Chief Kenton Rainey said that arrests will continue if protesters continue to gather on station platforms at future demonstrations.
BART directors were set to hold a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the transit agency’s decision to shut down cellphone service at stations in an effort to thwart a planned protest.
The group Anonymous said they already plan to hold another protest next Monday and will continue to do so until they “get what they want.”
A protest prompted BART to close Civic Center and Powell Street stations in San Francisco several times Monday evening.