A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found many in the Bay Area want charges upheld against 14 protesters who blocked a BART train on Black Friday, causing major delays. The poll comes amid a push among the protesters and some BART officials to drop the case.
An overflow crowd of protesters showed up to BART’s board of directors meeting on Thursday evening to demanding an end to the prosecution of the 14 Black Friday protesters who temporarily shut down the transit service in West Oakland and may have to pay $70,000 in restitution.
A group of Occupy protesters have locked themselves to an entrance of the Oakland Federal Building in solidarity with the BART protests in San Francisco Friday morning.
Organizers are planning a protest at the Montgomery BART Station Friday, January 16th in solidarity with the Black Friday BART protesters who were arrested last year.
Arrested Black Friday Protesters Say BART Wants $70,000 In Restitution For Shutdown; Call It ‘Ransom’
Fourteen #BlackLivesMatter protesters, who shut down the West Oakland BART train on Black Friday last year, said the transit agency is trying to make them pay restitution along with charged with criminal complaints.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
SFPD Officer May Be Disfigured For Life After Attack With Tequila Bottle During Ferguson Protest Violence
Violent protesters slash an officer’s face, leaving a significant gash across his nose and mouth.
“This march, if it ever was a First Amendment march, got hijacked by a criminal fringe element bent on destruction and criminal conduct. Were it not for the efforts of the officers and the leadership on the ground, it could have been far worse,” Suhr said.
San Francisco’s police chief says 79 people in all were charged in connection with a protest at Union Square during Black Friday that turned violent. At least five SFPD officers were injured during their response.
You’ve heard of Black Friday. You probably checked out the Cyber Monday deals. Maybe you even headed downtown for to pick up some presents on Small Business Saturday. But on Tuesday a completely unselfish movement is vying for your cash.
For the second straight year, retail data suggests that more people avoided the crowds on Black Friday by avoiding time at home on Thanksgiving Day.