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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are again warning passengers of a possible service delay during the Monday evening commute through San Francisco on word of a planned protest at the Civic Center station.
Recent protests of the BART system have been fueled by computer hackings and street demonstrations by a group known as Anonymous. One man who claims to be a part of the clandestine “hactivist” squad agreed to talk to CBS 5.
A CBS 5 poll released Monday night found that a majority of the public in the Bay Area backed the transit agency’s decision to cut off cellphone service.
A Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman defended Monday the agency’s interruption of cellphone service to prevent a protest from happening at train stations in downtown San Francisco last week.