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Add comment on:Anonymous OpBART-5 Protest - "The Fitness Program" 9/12/11: photos, 1 of 2
Anonymous' #OpBART-5 protest on September 12th was better attended than OpBART-4 on Labor Day. It was more mobile and far less people were arrested than at the "Spare the Fare" demonstration the previous Thursday inside the Powell Street station, where BART police arrested two dozen protesters and two Indybay journalists. In fact, no arrests were made during OpBART-5. This energetic edition of the weekly Anonymous protest against BART police violence and free speech violations started at Civic Center plaza and marched through the streets of San Francisco, through the unpaid areas of the Powell and Civic Center BART stations numerous times, zigzagging back and forth at a good pace for three and a half hours. SFPD, following on foot, struggled at times to keep up, eventually abandoning tagging along with the march. SFPD motorcycle officers followed demonstrators from there on out. BART police mostly stood in the two stations through which activists repeatedly passed, donning their riot helmets at the sight of approaching demonstrators every time. Jokingly, several people on social media websites referred to the demonstration as "the fitness program" for the many miles marched and all of the stairs climbed up and down throughout OpBART-5.
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