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Add comment on:Anonymous' Second OpBART Protest Shuts Civic Center for Hours, 8/22/11: photos, 1 of 2
Anonymous called for a second BART protest on August 22nd. One group gathered on the platform of the Civic Center station underground while another gathered above on Market Street. BART police, determined to make arrests, told protesters on the platform that displaying a banner or raising their voices were arrestable offenses. As soon as one demonstrator began to chant, BART riot police moved in and made the first arrest. Three similar arrests later and BART police ordered the station closed. By the time those in the station evacuated, demonstrators at street-level had already begun to march up Market Street to other downtown BART stations. While only two stations were closed by BART, Civic Center station remained closed much later into the evening than at the prior Anonymous protest. These photos cover the demonstration on the platform, leafleting on Market Street and in Powell Street station, and a later march that began in the evening.
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