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Add comment on:Anonymous OpBART-6 Protest - Of Fliers and Tails, 9/19/11: photos
Critics of BART have leafleted countless times in stations and on trains as a means of reaching out to riders about the problems of violence and lack of accountability within the BART police department. Anonymous' #OpBART-6 protest on September 19th -- while not of the numbers or splash of most previous Anonymous BART protests -- carried on in that tradition of activists committed for the long haul. BART did not bring out a large continent of its "Tactical Team" riot police to respond to demonstrators this time, but did have a small number of police on hand watching demonstrators as they handed out fliers in downtown San Francisco stations and trains. At least one SFPD officer was seen tagging along as well, and DHS officers were present at the Civic Center station. BART did have a contingent of green vested employees on platforms and riding trains in various directions. BART employees who have been specifically tasked with tailing No Justice No BART's Krystof both in stations and on the streets of San Francisco did not don their usual identifying green vests for this action. The tail followed all the way to Lake Merritt station during the action and for many blocks down Market Street after the action, until they were confronted by Krystof as to what they were doing.
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