Black Friday

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KPIX 5 Poll: Many Bay Area Residents Want Charges Upheld Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters

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.

02/11/2015

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BART Board Will Urge Alameda DA To Drop $70,000 Fine Against Black Friday Protesters

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.

01/23/2015

Protesters block an entrance to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Activists Locked To Entrances Of Oakland Federal Building In Solidarity With Black Civil Rights

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.

01/16/2015

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‘Bring A Spoon’ Demonstrations Planned At Montgomery BART Station During Friday Commute

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.

01/13/2015

(Julia Carrie Wong)

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.

01/02/2015

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Black Friday Boosts November Car Sales

Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.

12/04/2014

SFPD Officer Injured In Black Friday Ferguson Protests (Photo: SFPD)

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.

12/02/2014

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79 Arrests In San Francisco Union Square Black Friday Protests, 5 Officers Injured

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.

12/01/2014

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Bay Area Charities Count On #GivingTuesday To Help Non-Profit Bottom Lines

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.

12/01/2014

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Crowds Thinner, Sales Down Black Friday; Retail Analysts Blame Stores Opening On Thanksgiving

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.

11/29/2014

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