BART train, station

Protesters Target BART For 3rd Straight Monday

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.”

CBS San Francisco–08/29/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers patrol the the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Protest, Counter-Protest Planned

BART advised passengers to be prepared for possible stations closures during the Monday evening commute if protesters once again try to disrupt train service.


BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey

BART Police Chief Vows Vigilance Regarding Passenger Safety

Police Chief Kenton Rainey said that arrests will continue if protesters continue to gather on station platforms at future demonstrations.


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police push back a demonstrator that is taunting them at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hear Public Comments On Cellphone Service Shutdown

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.


BART protest

Group Organizing BART Protests Vows To Continue Fight

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.”

CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

Protesters force the closure of the BART Civic Center Station (CBS)

Civic Center, Powell Stations Closed In BART Protest, Dozens Arrested

A protest prompted BART to close Civic Center and Powell Street stations in San Francisco several times Monday evening.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

Protestors pretend to talk on their cell phone as they taunt a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Warns Passengers Of Another Possible Service Disruption

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.


A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Anonymous’ Member Offers Look Inside Hacking Activist Group

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police keep back demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. The hacker group 'Anonymous' staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cellphone service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: Public Supports BART On Cellphone Shutdown Decision

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

Members of the group “No Justice, No BART” crowded onto a BART train at Civic Center station on July 11, 2011. The group was protesting July 3, 2011 shooting death of Charles Hill by BART Police officers. (CBS)

BART Defends Interruption Of Cellphone Service Against ACLU Complaints

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011




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