As one protest group prepped for its fourth consecutive Monday protest at the Civic Center Bay Area Rapid Transit station Monday evening, another activist organization announced plans for a demonstration against BART police on Thursday.
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.
We are learning more about the 35 who people were arrested during Monday evening’s BART protest, which shut down two downtown San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit stations at several points throughout the roving demonstration.
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.
The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.
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.