Civic Center BART
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.
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.
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.
Cellphone service was cut off at several San Francisco BART stations on Thursday, all in an effort to quell a potential demonstration and protest.
A planned protest at the Bay Area Rapid Transit Service’s Civic Center station over the shooting of a man last month failed to materialize during Thursday’s commute.
An alert on the Bay Area Rapid Transit website is notifying riders about protests that may disrupt service at San Francisco stations Thursday.